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Ruellia caroliniensis var. cinerascens (Carolina wild petunia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Ruellia caroliniensis var. cinerascens

Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud. var. cinerascens (Fernald) Kartesz & Gandhi

Carolina Wild Petunia

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Ruellia ciliosa, Ruellia ciliosa var. cinerascens, Ruellia humilis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This taxon appears as Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. ciliosa var. cinerascens on the USDA PLANTS Database website.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White to pale pink or pale lavender.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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