OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 171-03-001:
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ruellia strepens

 

COMMON NAME:
Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia


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image of Ruellia strepens, Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rust2_001_lvd

        

image of Ruellia strepens, Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rust2_004_lvd

        

image of Ruellia strepens, Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

Dale McSwain    jdm_5201338

May    Roane County    TN

Haw Ridge Park

Flowers usually solitary from leaf axils in central portion of the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ruellia strepens, Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

Dale McSwain    jdm_5201338b

May    Roane County    TN

Haw Ridge Park

Differs markedly from our other Ruellia in having lanceolate calyx lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ruellia strepens, Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_stepens

May        

image of Ruellia strepens, Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_strepens_7

May        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 171-03-001:
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ruellia strepens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2037

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare in the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: calcareous forests, woodlands, and fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles to 10mm 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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