Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn., Ill. Hort. 23: 129, t. 249 1876.;

flowering plant for id:
Kindly identify this flowering potted plant in my garden
I have just got it a few days back from a local roadside nursery and the man knows nothing about this plant

I suppose it is Torenia fourneri form scrophulariaceae.

yes this torenia fournieri
see my picture also

Wow sooo cute Liked the velvet look. Thanks for sharing. I don’t have this one. Attaching pictures of the other blue and pink that I have.

one more from me

Wow.. so many wishbones and all of different colours !!!
Attaching mine too.

sharing two more torenia fournieri bloomed at my place today

Torenia foumieri: Flowers of Torenia foumieri
Wishbone flower
At Chaul, Alibag
21 Sept,2012


28012013 BRS 445: Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.
Location: Pichandikulam, Vilupuram Dist.,
Date: 28.01.2013
Habitat: garden
Habit: herb.

Torenia fournieri 🙂

yes Torenia fournieri
its one of the few garden grown plants whose flowers looking face on has a square framee like face!!!!
violet and I have seen scarlet-pink both with white and yellow neck and throat

Attached are pictures of Torenia fournieri captured in a cultivated garden in Mumbai in September 2012.
Requested to please confirm ID.

Very good photographs …


SCROPHULARIACEAE Fortnight: Torenia fournieri from Uttarakhand_DSR_17 : 1 image. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Torenia fournieri Linden ex E.Fourn. is rarely seen wild herb in Pantnagar though it is an invasive alien species in India.
Now it is in the family Linderniaceae.

Lovely picture of a beautiful plant … , yes this is probably a case of introduction as an ornamental.. thanks…


Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Torenia fournieri from Pondichery.BRS 003 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing the images of Torenia fournieri from Pondichery.

Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Torenia fournieri in gardens :: DV22 :  2 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn. also placed in Linderniaceae Plantaginaceae Veronicaceae
in garden, Mumbai on 25 SEP 07


For Validation-Torenia fournieri “Catalina Pink” from Dharamshala:: NS NOV 01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
This beautiful flower was “presented” to me by one of my students during our recent tour to Dharamshala-Kangra-McLeodganj (H.P.)…
This was found as an escape near war memorial Dharamshala, I hope this is Torenia fournieri ‘Catalina Pink’… please validate/correct..

yes wishbone flower… look closely a wishbone appears on the two petals… further classification of cultivar …dont know… how to do using digital photos… where pink / red colors vary greatly to my eyes at least ..
many pinks appear in the trade catalogs, names different in uk or australian or us nurseries…
catalina pink name appears in american catalogs… even they look a little violetish to me, ie pink with some violet tinges … at least on blogger/gardener agrees.
so take your pick at to the cultivars name. SInce its a garden escape, and Dharamshala is full of americans it may well be catalina pink that someone brought in and planted

Thanks … for detailed views on this and confirmation too…

This herb with beautiful flowers was shot from Dak Patthar, perhaps this is Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn. Linderniaceae..
please validate/correct..

efi page on Torenia fournieri 

Adding more pics… the latest ones (shot on 09.08.13) from the same place..
hope they help to fix the id..


A herb with blue flowers. Id is requested.

Torenia sp., possibly T. fournieri.

Thanks a lot …

Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn. ??? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 2 October  2017
Elevation : 4400 ft.

Appears so if planted or an escapee.

It was in a garden. But it is listed in Nepal !

Images by (Bhagyashri Ranade – Id by Aruna Rai) (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)


efloraofindia:”Id 17092011MR3’’ Torenia fourneri (wishbone) flowers ?marathi name Pune:
Sharing pictures of Torenia fournericlown flower, wishbone flower
Torenia indica is torani in Marathi what is Torenia fourneri called in Marathi?

Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn. ??? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – around 600 kb each.
Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 13 August 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

Yes sir, this should be Torenia fournieri.

Herb ID from Bangladesh_SM_1301 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Chittagong
Habitat: Along the river side

try Torenia sp. likely creeping? then Torenia asiatica

Torenia fournieri ??

To me also appear close to images at Torenia fournieri

SK 2402 19 January 2020 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 2 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date:  07  December 2019
Elevation: MSL
Habitat: Cultivated
Torenia fournieri ‘white moon’ ??

Torenia fournieri but not Torenia fournieri ‘white moon’ as there is only one yellow spot in it as per

OK …!

Torenia fourneiri from Mahe : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 mb.
Attaching herewith image of Torenia fourneiri from Mahe. Photographed in September 2020.

For me the ID also looks correct.


For id E23092021EPT77: 3 images.
Presenting for ID
Taken on 17/09/2021
Location: Tiruninravur, Chennai
Elevation: 55mts
Habitat: Garden

Torenia fournieri Lind. ex Fourn.