Native Plants and Asiatic Dayflower Blooming in the Woods of Central Pennsylvania

Native plants blooming along our lane include pokeweed, spotted touch-me-not, enchanter’s nightshade and elderberry.

Even though its an alien plant or a garden escape the Asiatic Dayflower is one of my favorites. Too bad its flowers last for only one day.

Looking down on the flower of an asiatic dayflower.
Looking down on the flower of an Asiatic Dayflower.
Notice the stemless leaves that clasp the main stem and the
Notice the stemless leaves that clasp the main stem and the “pouch” from which the flower erupts (on the right).
A hover fly visits the dayflower for a little sip of nectar.
A hover fly visits the dayflower for a little sip of nectar.
A third lower petal is barely visible here as a white patch behind the two blue petals.
A third lower petal is barely visible here as a white patch behind the two blue petals.

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