Prostrate creeping herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong 2-10 cm. Inflorescence subtended by leaf-like bracts. Flowers recurved after flowering; year round. Petals white. [T. albiflora Kunth]
Brazil to Argentina
Naturalised in Australia. Although the wild type is an aggressive weed, several forms are cultivated as ornamentals. Annual in hot dry climates, the plants can overwinter as rootstocks in cold areas.
Source: (2005). Commelinaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Leaves pale green above with longitudinal white stripes and purple below.