Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2037

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare south of VA

Look for it in calcareous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles to 10mm long

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown/Yellow-brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-03-001:
Ruellia strepens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Limestone Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia


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image of Ruellia strepens

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

        

image of Ruellia strepens

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

        

image of Ruellia strepens

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

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_stepens

May        

image of Ruellia strepens

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_strepens_7

May