Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4289

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Argentina

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in disturbed areas, garden edges (it is common in cultivation, rare as a waif or persistent), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Petunia ×atkinsiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

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

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

 

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.