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Commelina ensifolia

Commelina ensifolia

(Scurvy Grass, Wandering Jew)

FAMILY

Commelinaceae

Species

Commelina ensifolia

Common name(s)

Scurvy Grass, Wandering Jew

Flower colour; life form

Blue; herb

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

These weakly sprawling plants frequently root at the nodes. Leaves are lanceolate with the base sheathing the stem. The flowers, which are partially enclosed in a spathe, that is fused towards the base, the 3 blue petals are unequal in size, one is much smaller. This species is becoming a garden weed.

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Commelina ensifolia