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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image of Ruellia humilis, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

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

        

image of Ruellia humilis, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

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, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

JK Marlow    jkm140603_351

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Ruellia humilis, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

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, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

JK Marlow    jkm140603_356

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Ruellia humilis, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

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, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_humilis_lowwildp_2

June        

image of Ruellia humilis, Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_humilis_lowwildpe11

June