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Plant family: commelinaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the commelinaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Aneilema aequinoctiale clinging aneilemashrub yellow
Commelina communis asiatic dayflowerannual blue (summer)6-12"
Commelina dianthifolia birdbill dayflowerperennial (Z7?) blue
Pollia japonica perennial (Z5-8) white (July)1-3'
Tinantia erecta widow's tearstender perennial magenta (summer)36"
Tinantia pringlei speckled wandering Jewperennial (Z7-10) lavender (spring-summer)12"
Tradescantia pallida wandering jew; purple heartperennial (Z8-11) pink4"
Tradescantia spathacea 'Variegata' Moses-in-the-cradle; Moses-in-a-basket; oyster planttender perennial (Z9-11) white (spring-fall)12-24"
Tradescantia virginiana spiderwortperennial light blue-lilac2 ft

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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