• genus
  • Commelina cyanea is pollinated by a variety of native bees such as Nomia aurantifer, Amegilla pulchra, halictid and colletid bees, and syrphid flies (genus Syritta). (wikipedia.org)
  • leaf
  • 4 - 15 cm long, 0.5 - 4 cm wide, linear to lance-shaped with a pointed tip, the leaf base curling around the stem to form a 0.9 - 2.2 cm long sheath with a rounded lobe (auricle) at the tip and tiny hairs along the margin. (swbiodiversity.org)
  • bicrenata American Spikenard Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family) Aristolochia watsonii Indian-root Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family) Asclepias asperula Antelope Horns Milkweed Asclepias brachystephana Shortcrown Milkweed Asclepias hypoleuca Mahogany Milkweed Asclepias involucrata Dwarf Milkweed Asclepias latifolia Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias macrotis Long Horned Milkweed Asclepias nummularia Tufted Milkweed Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes Milkweed Asclepias subverticillata Poison Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias uncialis Wheel Milkweed Funastrum crispum Wavy-Leaf Milkvine Funastrum cynanchoides subsp. (wnmu.edu)
  • Plants flower before they leaf out. (blogspot.com)
  • spathes
  • The solitary spathes usually measure 1.2-3 cm (1⁄2-1 1⁄4 in) long, but some may be up to 3.5 cm (1 1⁄2 in) in length, while they are 0.8-1.3 cm (1⁄4-1⁄2 in) tall, but sometimes up to 1.8 cm (3⁄4 in). (wikipedia.org)
  • The spathes are borne on peduncles, or stalks, that measure 0.8-3.5 cm (1⁄4-1 1⁄2 in) and sometimes up to 5 cm (2.0 in) long. (wikipedia.org)
  • plant
  • Long before the plant was studied in Europe, however, it had been used for generations in traditional Chinese medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The flowers' interactions with pollinators have been well studied and have helped to support important hypotheses about pollination in the field of plant ecology. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Flowering of Australia's Rainforests: A Plant and Pollination Miscellany. (wikipedia.org)
  • I photographed these flowers on March 2nd, and returned on March 14th to photograph the plant. (blogspot.com)
  • capsule
  • They are deep blue and about 1.5 cm (0.59 in) in diameter, followed by a capsule bearing 2-5 2-3 mm long seeds. (wikipedia.org)
  • a three-chambered and two-valved capsule, 3 - 5 mm long, two chambers smooth and opening at maturity and the other usually warty and remaining closed, containing three nearly smooth brown seeds with soft whitish tissue at the ends or in a band. (swbiodiversity.org)
  • lower
  • The petals are free and unequal with the two upper ones being larger and clawed while the lower petal is typically reduced and often differs in colour from the other two. (wikipedia.org)
  • focus
  • It would hover for a few seconds feeding at one flower head and, just as he managed to focus, it would fly onto the next flower head, and so on. (blogspot.com)
  • yellow
  • corymbulosa False Boneset Brickellia floribunda Chihuahuan Brickellbush Brickellia grandiflora Tassel Flower *Brickellia lemmonii Lemmon's Brickellbush Brickellia rusbyi Rusby's Brickellbush Brickellia venosa Veiny Brickellbush Brickelliastrum fendleri Fendler's Brickellbush Carminatia tenuiflora Plumeweed Carpochaete bigelovii Carpochaete Centaurea solstitialis Yellow Star Thistle Centaurea stoebe Spotted Knapweed Chaetopappa ericoides Baby Aster Cichorium intybus Chickory Cirsium arizonicum var. (wnmu.edu)
  • But, before long, W asked me if I was interested in a yellow flower. (blogspot.com)