Commelina

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    Commelina @ Hakobe Botanical Garden
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    Commelina @ Jogasaki coast

Basic information

Flower Name
Commelina
Formal Name
Commelina communis
Alias
Dayflower , Asiatic dayflower , Common dayflower , Blue dayflowe, Commelina, Tsuyukusa
Habitat
Japan and East Asia
Morph
This year grass

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What is Commelina

Commelina, Asiatic dayflower or Tsuyukusa, Scientific name : Commelina communis, is a cereal grass of the family Commelinaceae, native to East Asia such as Japan. It is a wildflower that blooms in fields and plexuses. The stem crawls sideways and diagonally branches well. In the summer, spread the inflorescence bloom and make the blue 3 flower bloom. Leaves have egg-like lanceolate shapes and attach one another. The flower looking triangle are made up of two blue petals and one white petal. Because it is one day flower, it blooms early in the morning and deflates in the evening. It is made into medicinal herbs. There are Common-spider-wort(Scientific name:Tradescantia ohiensis) in flowers that are likely to make mistakes. Flower language is "nostalgic relationship". The genus name Commelina is attributed to Mr. Commelin, a Dutch botanist who worked in the 17th century. There are three botanists in the Commelin family, two of them active in the academic conference and one was not able to play because he died. As it has two large blue petals and one small white petal in the grass, it was regarded as a flower name. Commis of seed name means "common".

Common name: Commelina, Asiatic dayflower or Tsuyukusa, Scientific name: Commelina communis, aka:Spiderwort , Dayflower, Common dayflower, Blue dayflower, origin: Japan and East Asia, environment: field, Grass hight : 20-50 cm,leaf length: 5 to 7 cm, leaf margin: entire, leaf veins: parallel-veined, left-right symmetric flowers, hermaphrodite flowers (bisexual flowers), inflorescence: cymes / Scorpion type inflorescence, flower color: blue / white, flower diameter:1.0~1.5cm, number of outer flower pieces: 3, inner flower piece number: 3, inner flowering piece piece: petal shape, Piece: sepals, number of stones: 6, number of pimps: 3, ovary: 3 rooms, calyx color: white, flowering period: June to September, fruit type: fruit type, seed color: blackish brown.

Detailed information

Order
Commelinales
Family
Commelinaceae
Genus
Commelina
Species
C. communis
Flower language
Old relationships (Jul 06, Jul 28)
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
3petals
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Blue
Season
JunJulAugSep
Height
20 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1.5

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