Prodr. 269 (1810 ) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Perennial ± glabrous herb; stems prostrate, rooting at nodes. Leaves ovate to narrow-ovate, 3–7 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, green above and below. Spathe c. 1–2 cm long, green; apex acuminate. Petals reniform, c. 6–8 mm long, the lower one smaller than the upper pair, sky blue to deep blue. Fruit a 5-seeded capsule. Flowers Sept–May
Also NT, Qld, NSW. Occurs in moist forest, typically in near-coastal regions.
Commelina cyanea is widespread along the east coast in New South Wales and Queensland, where it is often weedy. In Victoria it is only known from a single unvouchered, but presumed native, record near Wingan Inlet. It is possible that this population has not persisted since this record was made.