Botanical name: Cyanotis axillaris Family: Commelinaceae (Dayflower family)
Synonyms: Amischophacelus axillaris, Tonningia axillaris, Tradescantia axillaris
Creeping Cradle Plant is a creeping succulent herb, 15-45 cm, with erect tops. Stalkless, narrow, linear-lancelike leaves are 5-15 cm long. Violet blue flowers are 5-6 mm across, couched in inflated sheaths in each leaf axil. Petals are broadly ovate and the filaments are bearded with long blue hairs, which give the flowers a hairy appearance. It is a common weed of cultivations in the slopes and plains of the Western Ghats. It is found throughout India, up to Eastern Himalayas. Flowering: August-October.
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