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bluewings or wishbone flower

Torenia fournieri


The Bluewings is a low herbaceous plant which is not higher than a foot tall with a spread as wide or lesser. A compact and erect annual bush with toothed leaves and tiny blossoms which have petals of various colors with yellow or white throats. Flowers may be in single color or bicolors of bluish-purple, violet, white, pink, magenta-red or yellow. It’s also commonly named as Wishbone flower as two wishbone shaped stamens that are joined at their tips emerge from inside its corolla tube and will split when the flower is ready for pollination. source:

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thats fine.. Local name should be ID.. So we get Idea wide spread scope of the Specie or Genus.

IanMichaelIleto 9 years ago

I like the common name bluewings better ^_^ Thank you for the ID Ashish and Susan!

SusanEllison 9 years ago

it is torenia

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Like a one from Scrophulariaceae family. May be like Torenia herb from India.

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Roxas City, Aklan, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Jul 16, 2011

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