Commelina cyanea

Family Commelinaceae

Weak creeping herb with fleshy roots at nodes. Deciduous in winter. Possibly water dispersed by vegetative fragments. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: Dark blue to 15 mm wide.

Fruit: 2 - 5 seeded indehiscent capsule.

Seed: 2 - 3 mm long.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat in shade.
  • Not common, restricted to moist sites at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Grazed by rabbits or wallabies.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Commelina cyanea plant

Commelina cyanea leaves

Commelina cyanea flower