Commelina

Commelina communis

  • Commelina
  • Commelina
  • Commelina
  • Commelina
  • Commelina
  • Commelina
  • Flower name
    Commelina
  • Scientific name
    Commelina communis
  • Aliasアオバナ, コメリナ, 露草, 青花, Dayflower, ボウシバナ, Asiatic dayflower, Common dayflower, Blue dayflowe, Commelina, Tsuyukusa
  • Place of originJapan and East Asia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September
  • Language of flowersOld relationships

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.


  • Eye
    Commelinales
  • Family
    Commelinaceae
  • Genus
    Commelina
  • Species
    C. communis
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    3-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeThis year grass
  • Flower colors Blue
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 50.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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