Murdannia keisak (Hassk.) Hand.-Mazz. - Marsh Dewflower
Family - Commelinaceae
Flowering - September - November.
Habitat - Marshes, lake margins, streambanks, ditches, bogs.
Origin - Native to tropical Asia.
Other information - This attractive yet weedy species can be found scattered mainly throughout east Alabama. The plant is easy to ID becasue of its habitat, fleshy stems, and pinkish-purple flowers. The flowers have three spreading petals and NO spathe subtending them.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 9-8-02.