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)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: Center of parking circle, curbside in grass, NE of old Main Hospital, Brooke General Hospital--Fort Sam Houston.
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.
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