Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2905

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Mexico
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas (it's commonly cultivated, especially in maritime situations along the south Atlantic and Gulf coasts), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles absent or to 2cm 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 simplex   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia caerulea   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-03-004:
Ruellia brittoniana   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Acanthaceae of the southeastern United States (Wasshausen, 1998)
Ruellia coerulea

 

COMMON NAME:
Mexican Bluebell