Changing Color Dewflower
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Changing Color Dewflower
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Changing Color Dewflower
Botanical name: Murdannia versicolor    Family: Commelinaceae (Dayflower family)
Synonyms: Aneilema versicolor, Phaeneilema versicolor

This is a beautiful dewflower which starts out pink in bud, flowers open and change to yellow, and mature to blue before withering. Changing Color Dewflower is a small annual herb with weak stem 10-20 cm long. Alternately arranged leaves are 2-4 cm long, ovate-lanceshaped, pointed, stem-clasping at the base. Leaf sheath is hairy. Flowers arise singly or in groups of 1-3 in leaf axils. Stamen filaments are bearded. Capsules are 7 mm long, narrow, linear, erect. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Panvel, Maharashtra.
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