Asiatic Dayflower

A truly blue flower. Very common and little noticed, but it’s pretty great up close. I can’t believe it doesn’t have a better name! A medicinal herb in China, and a source of dye in Japan. Spiderwort family. Native to Asia.

(Bonus picture: the two blue petals remind me of a photo I took recently at a dance workshop with Alanah of New York.)

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)