Voila! It is Violaceae - the Violet Family!
After two days of mental acrobatics, I finally identified this wild herb I found growing amongst grasses by the wayside recently.
Hybanthus enneaspermus or Spade Flower has a distribution ranging from the African and Indian continent to South East Asia, New Guinea and Australia.
This discovery, however, records its occurrence in Singapore for the very first time.
|Low spreading Herb with tap root. |
|Flowers short-lived, opening at dawn and closing up by 11am.|
|Orientation of flowers. |
|The Lesser Grass Blue butterfly inserting it's proboscis to sip nectar from the spur of the flower. |
|Size of flower. Leaves and stems covers by fine glandulous short hairs.|
|Seeds from capsule which split into three valves. |
Hi Joe, may I know exactly did you find this plant in Singapore?
Looking forward for your reply.
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