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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Commelina diffusa     Burm.f.

This native groundcover is commonly known as wandering jew.

Commelina diffusa is described as a "monocot" in the Commelinaceae family.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

Leaf blades usually hairless. Bright blue flowers and generally grows in moist and/or shady habitats. (https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/hairy-commelina). Leaf sheaths sometimes with white hairs (https://sown.com.au/commelina-diffusa-commelinaceae-native-wandering-jew/). 

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.

Reported at 34 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Bauple Forest, Boonooroo, Booral, Craignish, Duckinwilla, Dundowran Beach, Gigoomgan, Gundiah, Howard, Magnolia, Maryborough, Mount Urah, Mungar, Owanyilla, Pacific Haven, Pialba, Point Vernon, Poona, Prawle, River Heads, St Mary, Talegalla Weir, Teddington, Tiaro, Tinana, Tinnanbar, Toogoom, Tuan Forest, Urangan, Urraween, Walkers Point, Walligan, Yengarie.


Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.

Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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