Torenia is a genus of plants now classified in the family Linderniaceae. Torenia has also been classified in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae.[1] Often called wishbone flowers, bluewings; in Hawaii nanioola'a or ola'a beauty, some species are grown as garden plants. Many F1 and F2 Torenia hybrids have been hybridized in the last 30 years. Colors can range from white with yellow throats to violet, blue, cobalt, lavender and purple.

Torenia travancorica at Kadavoor.jpg
Torenia travancorica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Linderniaceae
Genus: Torenia


The following species are recognised in the genus Torenia:


  1. ^ "Torenia fournieri". Floridata Plant Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10 October 2015.