|Scientific Name||Ruellia nudiflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RUNU|
|Common Name||Wild Petunia, Violet Ruellia||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||34384|
|Family||Acanthaceae (Acanthus)||SEINet |
|b>Description|| Habitat: Dry or moist environments in heavy sands, clays, and calcareous soils; edges of thickets and woodlands, open areas, pastures, prairies and abandoned areas.
Plant: Erect perennial from a woody base, 1 to 2 feet tall, few branches in upper portion.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate leaves up to 2-1/2 inches long (becoming up to 4-3/4 inches long in summer) and 1-1/8 inches wide, on short petioles; blade curled, wavy or with dentate edges; lower surface with prominent veins.
Inflorescence: Blue-to-purplish funnel-shaped blossoms up to 2-1/2 inchews long, with 5 lobes united into a long tube; white stamens and pistil. blossoms last only one day.
Bloom Period: April to October.
Reference: "Wildlowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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