Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2906

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in sandhills, particularly in loamy, submesic swales, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette
Leaves sessile to subsessile

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 ciliosa var. ciliosa   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. ciliosa var. cinerascens   FAMILY Acanthaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-03-006:
Ruellia ciliosa   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Wild Petunia