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Ruellia caroliniensis var. succulenta (Carolina wild petunia)
Cressler, Alan

Ruellia caroliniensis var. succulenta

Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud. var. succulenta (Small) R.W. Long

Carolina Wild Petunia, Thickleaf Wild Petunia

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Ruellia succulenta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 8 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



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


Record Modified: 2023-07-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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