go to City of Townsville go to City of Thuringowa go to Burdekin Shire go to Hinchinbrook Shire go to Cardwell Shire
Tropical North Queensland
Natural Assets Database back to Natural Assets home

Vegetation Database .. detailed information
native wandering jew
Commelina ensifolia

Photo courtesy of Keith Townsend.
Plant Family :Commelinaceae
Plant Form :herb
Growth Habit :Herb
Fruiting Season :Summer-Autumn.
Description :Early settlers cooked Commelina as a green vegetable to combat scurvy.
Distribution :Annual plant which appears in moist areas with summer rains.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

      Additional info ..locations seen (12)  ..   habitats seen (7)  ..    

      Sponsored by Townsville City Council
      and Townsville Enterprise