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Digital Herbaria

Ruellia metziae

Ruellia metziae Tharp

White Ruellia, Metz's wild petunia, Metz Wild Petunia, Wild White Petunia

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

USDA Symbol: RUME
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)







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Specimen & Label Data

Ruellia metzae

Wild Petunia

Acanthaceae

Location: Center of parking circle, curbside in grass, NE of old Main Hospital, Brooke General Hospital--Fort Sam Houston.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Level, unwatered, grassy area. Alkaline soil.

Description: Erect perennial to 60 cm tall. Many stems from subligneous base, much branched, densely puberulent & somewhat hirsture. Leaves 3 times as long as broad, oblong-lanceloate, decurrent on petiole, acute/rounded apically; gray-green above, paler beneath. Bracted, cleistogamus flowered branches from lower nodes. Corolla white, to 6 cm long; tube 3 cm, slightly curved.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 14, 1988
Specimen number: 355

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0564
Accession Date: Nov 17, 1993
Accession Number: 43

Annotations: SCFRB

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