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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Petunia ×atkinsiana   FAMILY Solanaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Petunia ×atkinsiana [P. axillaris × integrifolia]   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Petunia ×hybrida

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Petunia integrifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-10-001:
Petunia ×atkinsiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Petunia


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image of Petunia ×atkinsiana, Garden Petunia

Keith Bradley    kab_p_x_hybrida_73625

May    Polk County    NC

Individual plants may resemble either parent: P. axillaris or P. integrifolia, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Petunia ×atkinsiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Petunia ×atkinsiana [P. axillaris × integrifolia]   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Petunia ×hybrida

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Petunia integrifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-10-001:
Petunia ×atkinsiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4289

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Argentina

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Disturbed areas, garden edges, common in cultivation, rare as a waif or persistent, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White to pink to purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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