Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3087

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in dry to wet pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles to 3mm 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 pinetorum   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia pedunculata ssp. pinetorum   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-03-002:
Ruellia pinetorum   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Wild Petunia