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Santa Lucía, Commelina erecta Fairly common weed, especially on land that has been tilled. There is also a white variety. According to Paraguayan lore, most "yuyos" from Quechua "yuyu" -weed- have medicinal properties. The roots or rhizomes of Santa Lucía are fairly popular. Commelina,Countryside,Geotagged,Medicinal herb,Paraguay,Santa Lucía,herbs,weeds Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Santa Lucía, Commelina erecta

Fairly common weed, especially on land that has been tilled. There is also a white variety. According to Paraguayan lore, most "yuyos" from Quechua "yuyu" -weed- have medicinal properties. The roots or rhizomes of Santa Lucía are fairly popular.

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  1. I don't think this is Commelina virginica - it has 3 petals and this one has 2. This could be Commelina erecta, although the leaves are not so long.
    http://www.missouriplants.com/Bluealt/Commelina_virginica_page.html
    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commelina_virginica#/media/File:Commelina_virginica_NPS-1.jpg
    http://www.pybio.org/3073/commelinaceae/
    http://www.missouriplants.com/Bluealt/Commelina_erecta_page.html
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  2. WildFlower you're absolutely right. It is "erecta" Posted 3 years ago

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''Commelina erecta'', commonly known as the white mouth dayflower or slender dayflower, is a perennial herb native throughout the Americas, Africa and western Asia. It is considered to be the most variable species of ''Commelina'' in North America. Fernald recognized three varieties, but Robert B. Faden has questioned their significance.

Similar species: Commelinales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 23, 2016. Captured Jan 3, 2016 07:56 in Unnamed Road, Paraguay.
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