Wishbone Flower – Torenia spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Wishbone Flower Botanical Name: Torenia spp., to-RE-ni-a Family Roots: Member of the Scrophulariaceae (figwort) family. Common family members include Calceolaria, Digitalis, Pensetmon and nemesia. Native to mostly Asia and Africa with some species naturalized in the US. Tidbits: Named after Olaf Toren, who lived in the 1700s and was a Swedish clergyman.