||After Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, a Spanish conquistador of the East Indies and Pacific Islands
|| Resembling plants in the genus Polygonum
||Torenia polygonoides Benth.
||Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Oceania
This is a very common creeping herb of lawns. The oppositely arranged leaves are triangular with rounded edges, and serrated along the margins. It flowers frequently, with a lower white lip of three lobes, and upper lip of red. The centre is tinged with yellow.
Henderson (1959) mentioned that the flowers can be entirely white occasionally.
A lush coverage of Malayan Brighteye on a piece of lawn.
Leaves have serrated edges.
Flower, with red upper lip, white lower lip and a yellow centre.
ReferencesHenderson MR. (1959) Malayan Wild Flowers: Dicotyledons. Malayan Nature Society, Kulau Lumpar, Malaysia. 478 pp.
Posted: 2013-03-19 / Modified: 2015-01-11