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Calibrachoa parviflora (Seaside petunia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calibrachoa parviflora

Calibrachoa parviflora (Juss.) D'Arcy

Seaside Petunia

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Petunia parviflora

USDA Symbol: CAPA47

USDA Native Status: L48 (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Lavender.


USA: AZ , CA , NM , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Native in the 5 states listed, per ARS GRIN. USDA Plants lists this species as introduced in the US.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun


Fragrant Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Calibrachoa parviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calibrachoa parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calibrachoa parviflora


Record Modified: 2009-03-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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