Friday, February 28, 2014

Brilliant Blue Flowers of the Native Wandering Sailor perennial herb

I love to see the brilliant bright blue flowers of the "Wandering Sailor" (Commelina cyanea) when it is in flower during the Spring to Autumn period.  The "Wandering Sailor" is a perennial herb native to eastern Australia and is also known as two rather unflattering names being "Native Wandering Jew" and "Scurvy Weed".  This plant is often mistaken for an introduced weed with a similar looking leaf called "Tradescantia", however the introduced weed variety has a white flower.

You can find the bright blue flowers of the Wandering Sailor throughout the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, it is common in shady areas and at the bases of large trees.


Wandering Sailor (Commelina cyanea) at the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields, Queensland.

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