Tinantia anomala (False Dayflower)

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False Dayflower is an erect annual that is related to commelinas and spiderworts. It features purple flowers. Its grass-like leaves emerge in the fall and remain green through the winter months. It grows rapidly in early spring and blooms mid-spring, attracting bumblebees. A few weeks later, its seeds draw squirrels and turkeys. This entire cycle is usually completed by summer, when the plant has usually turned yellow and limp.

False Dayflower is great for naturalizing in a woodland garden, where it can colonize to form a bright green winter groundcover. It becomes stressed in continuous full sun.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Part sun to dappled shade
Bloom color Purple
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 1-3 feet
Mature spread 1-  feet
Attracts Bees, butterflies, birds, small mammals.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)