Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2036

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in calcareous or mafic glades and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile to subsessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
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 humilis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia humilis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-03-005:
Ruellia humilis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ruhu_007_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_347

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Flowers in axils of median & upper nodes, also usually from terminal cluster, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ruellia humilis

JK Marlow    jkm140603_351

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Ruellia humilis

JK Marlow    jkm140603_355

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Stem typically branched at base. Leaves sessile or subsessile, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ruellia humilis

JK Marlow    jkm140603_356

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Ruellia humilis

JK Marlow    jkm140603_356b

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Calyx lobes hirsute, linear-setaceous, 15-25mm long, less than 2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ruellia humilis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_humilis_lowwildp_2

June        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_humilis_lowwildpe11

June