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Ruellia strepens (Limestone ruellia)
Cressler, Alan

Ruellia strepens

Ruellia strepens L.

Limestone Ruellia, Limestone Wild Petunia

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Dipteracanthus micranthus, Dipteracanthus strepens, Ruellia strepens var. cleistantha, Ruellia strepens var. micrantha

USDA Symbol: rust2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

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.

Web Reference

Webref 80 - Illinois Wildflowers (2002) John Hilty
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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