Saturday, October 20, 2012

climbing dayflower vine, Commelina difusa

These "weedlike" plants have beautiful blue colored flowers!

I read this plant is fed to pigs in the Philippines. In China it is used as a dye for painting, but in New Guinea, the young leaf tips are eaten!(See wikipedia).

Plant Commelinales/Commelinaceae-Commelinoideae/Commelina difusa
Common Name pig weed, climbing or creeping dayflower
Location Australia
Camera Panasonic Lumix S3
Photographer Susan Estrope Dicker
Reference Stuart Xchange,

Photo owned and copyright by Susan E. Dicker, published in this blog with permission.

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