Common name: Wishbone Flower
Torenia fournieri Lindl. APNI*
Description: Glabrous annual or short-lived bushy perennial to 45 cm high.
Leaves opposite, ovate to ovate-cordate, 3 to 5 cm long, serrate.
Flowers 3.5 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, trumpet-shaped, pale violet with dark blue-purple lower lips and a yellow throat. Stamens fused at the anthers. Calyx fused, winged.
Flowering: Flowers summer to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare horticultural escape, possibly will not persist.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Text by J. Everett
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