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widows tears (commelina dianthiflolia)

i do love the blue of these, proper name is Commelina Dianthifolia..

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Such a pretty blue .. not heard of this before.

21 Aug, 2013


thats a interesting name widows tears.. might look that up see if theres a meaning behind the name...

its a very up lifting blue like the sky blue up lifts.

cracking photo..

from jane. :j)

21 Aug, 2013


Thanks Shirley :-) I grew from seed from T&M.

Thanks Jane I appreciate it :-) I'm not sure why it's also called widows tears.

21 Aug, 2013


What a lovely shade of blue, you think the three dots on the centre petal are supposed to represent the tears..widow or not? it would be interesting to know why it is called that..

21 Aug, 2013


sorry to disturb.. found the reason.

Widow's tears? When the flower wilts at the end of the day (dayflower), it dissolves into a fluid jelly, like tears.
...found in a gardening blog...

from jane...

21 Aug, 2013


Not disturbing at all Jane,and thank you for taking the trouble to find out..and it sounds logical..once you know the reason..and the answer :o)

21 Aug, 2013


:):) thx...Bloomer..

from jane :J)

21 Aug, 2013


Thanks Bloomer :-)

Thanks Jane for finding out that's really interesting, and I never knew that. :-)

22 Aug, 2013


This is a new one to me ,it's a stunning blue ,I liked the name explained by Jane ,it's always good to find out more about a plant .. :-)

29 Aug, 2013


It's almost like a gentian blue I think, thanks Amy.

29 Aug, 2013

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