Asian spiderwort, Asian dayflower, dewflower
Could be confused with
Species commonly cultivated
Murdannia keisak (Hassk.) Hand.-Mazz. (Asia)
Murdannia keisak is introduced into Europe and North America.
Murdannia keisak and M. blumei are weeds in rice fields.
Stems creeping to ascending or floating, sometimes erect. Leaves alternate, with membranous sheaths; leaf blade linear to lanceolate. Flowers 1-3 in leaf axils or in terminal or axillary inflorescences, sometimes cleistogamous. Sepals 3, green; petals 3, subequal, blue, white, or pink; staminodes with bright yellow apices, alternating with stamens or 1 or absent. Seeds with distinctive embryotega. Dispersal by seed.
shallow water, littoral area, and wet ground