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Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis

Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud. ssp. caroliniensis

Carolina Wild Petunia

Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV


Bibref 599 - Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968) Radford, A., H. Ahles & C.R. Bell

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis


Record Modified: 2019-09-25
Research By: CBR

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