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Commelina africana L.

Commelina africana differs from most other Commelina species by having pretty, small, canary-yellow flowers instead of the usual blue flowers, and also the spathe (bract) is simply folded and not joined.

The plant is a spreading herb that flourishes in sandy soil in rocky areas where it spreads rapidly.

The major pollinators of this plant are insects, mainly ants. By using the plants, human beings also contribute to seed dispersal.

Interesting Fact

Ash from the burned plant is mixed with soil to be used as a fertilizer.

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common yellow commelina (Eng.); geeleendagsblom (Afr.)
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October, November, December, January, February, March