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Cyanotis speciosa, Doll's Powderpuff, Wandering Jew

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 Cyanotis speciosa
Family: Commelinaceae
Doll's Powderpuff, Wandering Jew
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Cyanotis speciosa has slender stems up to 50 cm long, procumbent to sub-erect, growing annually from a swollen, often u-shaped rhizome with long slender roots. Leaves mostly basal with long hairs beneath; sheaths purplish. Flowers are borne in fleshy leaf-like bracts; tepals pink, mauve or blue; stamens embedded in dense blue hairs.

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