Botanical name: Cyanotis vaga Family: Commelinaceae (Dayflower family)
Synonyms: Cyanotis barbata, Commelina hirsuta, Tonningia barbata
Wandering Dew-Grass is a slender sparsely-branched plant, with narrow-lanceshaped leaves often with long woolly hairs on the sheaths. Flowers are small dark-blue, subtended by by long straight or curved bracts. Flowers are about 1 cm across, in clusters in leaf axils or at branch ends. Stamen filaments have long white or blue hairs. Bracts are hairy with with enlarged rounded bases. Leaves are 3-7.5 cm long, variably hairy. Stem is usually 8-30 cm long, often tufted and rooting at the nodes. Wandering Dew-Grass is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SW China and Burma, at altitudes of 800-2700 m. Flowering: July-September.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Wandering Dew-Grass is ...