Commelina diffusa https://g.co/kgs/yfrUJZ
Looks like it could be. If it is it is on this list https://azeah.com/reptiles-amphibia...dible-plants-and-weeds-tortoises-land-turtles as edible. I would get several more opinions before feeding to be very sure that it is a common dayflower first
Thank you very much for the feedback, it is very informative.I'm also thinking it's a species of the genus Commelina (Family: Commelinacaea, sometimes called Spiderwort). I can't say which species you have there (there are about 150 here in the states and over 730 worldwide!) In general, take a look at the pictures on this page Know Your Natives – Virginia Dayflower especially the flowers (will have 3 nearly equal-sized petals), the alternate leaves (they "alternate" up the stem vs. being "opposite" each other) that are "sharply folded" (looks like it from your picture) and the base of each leaf wraps around the stem. Also check out this wiki page Commelina and search this forum for Commelina (it's a topic that's come up before).
As you look up entries on lists of safe-to-feed plants, please make sure you are verifying the "Botanical name" for the plant (a Genus and Species within a given Family). Common names (like Spiderwort) can mean different things to different people and in different parts of the world. The only way to be sure that you are talking about the same thing is by using the botanical name.
Wow this comment is more informative tthan hours of searching in google. I will write the 8 families on my my notebook and try to identify all the plants that i have!Now you're getting into the details! That's good Potato_king. If you start learning the distinguishing patterns of individual plant Families, you'll soon find that you can pretty accurately identify the Family of plants you come across. For example, plants of the Mint Family have square stems and the leaves are attached opposite each other on the stem. If you crush a leaf, it will usually be aromatic. If you know which Family you've got, you can focus on getting more specific information (genus, species, etc.)
According to the book Botany in a Day if you start getting familiar with the patterns of these 8 Families, you will begin to recognize the correct family for more than 45,000 species of plants worldwide: Mint, Parsley, Mustard, Pea, Lily, Grass, Rose, and Aster. The weeds in my yard have never been more interesting!
If the plant is in bloom, start by looking at the flower(s) - their sepals and petals. Page 24 of BIAD has a worksheet you can use to help you describe the parts. Based on the "profile" you create, you can start zeroing in on a Family. Plants within a Family are surprisingly consistent when it comes to things like the shape of the flower, the number of petals, etc. Even though one plant may be huge and another very tiny, if they are genetically in the same Family, they will have lots of things in common.Wow this comment is more informative tthan hours of searching in google. I will write the 8 families on my my notebook and try to identify all the plants that i have!
Thank you very much for the great help!