Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3774

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in wet pinelands and savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pale lavender
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla?

FRUIT:

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia


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image of Ruellia noctiflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_noctiflora_19

July        

Corolla 6-10cm long, opening at night and withering by mid-morning, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ruellia noctiflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_noctiflora_40

July        

Flowers more than 3" across, glistening white, with 5 spreading petals, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Ruellia noctiflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_noctiflora_54

July