Our routine is; up at six, music from 7 to 8, then learn lessons till breakfast. I have also to gather and arrange flowers. In school room till lunch at one o’clock — then paint, read or work till 4 or later, when we go to the garden for fruit and walk till dark. I wish the days were twice as long.

Friday 22 March 1844
  View diary entry Excerpt from Annabella’s journal, 22 March 1844
  Zoom Annabella’s watercolour of commelina

Commelina cyanea



Common name

Scurvy weed, native wandering jew

Commelina cyanea was named after Dutch botanist Jan Commelijn, while cyanea refers to the blue colour of the flower. The leaves of the plant are edible. It grows in warm, moist conditions and its natural habitat is the forest and woodlands of New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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