Sunday, May 5, 2013

Torenia Singapore Flower

Torenia is a genus of plants in the snapdragon family, Scrophulariaceae. Its common names are Wishbone Flower, Clown Flower and Bluewings.

Torenia is an annual flower that thrives in shade and hot, humid weather. Leaves are oval or heart-shaped. The flowers look a bit like open-faced snapdragons with prominent markings on the petals. The most predominant color has been blue flowers, but newer varieties are pink, rose, light blue, and white.

Torenia has tubular flowers with two lips. The lower lip is divided into three lobes, often with a bright, yellow dot in the center lobe.

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