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Carolina Wild Petunia - Ruellia caroliniensis

Family: Acanthaceae - Acanthus family Genus Common Name: Wild Petunia Native Status: Native
Ruellia caroliniensis - Carolina Wild Petunia. Hairy, long-pointed calyx lobes helps identify this wild petunia species. Walker County, 06/07/2009

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Ruellia caroliniensis

Distribution of Ruellia caroliniensis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2010-May-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF MacroFlash: Yes
Carolina Wild Petunia blossom has 5 pink to purple petals with deep purple veining.
Ruellia caroliniensis

Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-June-07Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Carolina wild petunia has a fragile blossom that easily breaks off of the plant.
Ruellia caroliniensis

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