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Commelina erecta

Family: Commelinaceae (Wandering Jew family)

Common names: Doll’s Powderpuff (E); idangabane (Z); Blouselblommetjie (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Perennial
An erect, spreading herb bearing blue, 2-lobed flowers.

Commelina erecta

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Commelina erecta

DESCRIPTION

An erect or spreading, perennial herb which roots where the leaves leave the stem. The mid-green leaves are oval and narrow and usually folded inwards along the midrib.  The pale blue flowers have two larger petals and all the flower parts are in threes.  The flowers close mid-morning.  They contain a viscous substance inside.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Grassland.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts pollinating insects.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Grassland, Rockery
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE

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