Hybanthus enneaspermus

Hybanthus enneaspermus

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(Blue Spade Flower)

FAMILY

Violaceae

Species

Hybanthus enneaspermus

Common name

Blue Spade Flower

Flower colour; life form

Blue; herb

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small herb has simple, alternate, linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves. Flowers are solitary, petals chiefly blue or mauve, the lower petal is much larger than the other two and resembles a spade. Capsule to 9 mm long. A similar species with yellow flowers is H. stellarioides