Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1282

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry to moist forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles to 12mm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue-violet (rarely pink)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown/Yellow-brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ruellia caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-03-007:
Ruellia caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ruellia parviflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Wild Petunia, Common Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruellia