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Ruellia caroliniensisRuellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-3'
Flowers: May-Aug.; lavender-blue
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

woodlands, roadsides, thickets and waste places

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Butterfly *

Notes

actually in the nightshade family, flower fragile; a highly variable species



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2017.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004