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Plant Details

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina Wild-petunia , Hairy Wild-petunia, Common Wild Petunia

Scientific Name:

Ruellia caroliniensis

Common Name:

Carolina Wild-petunia , Hairy Wild-petunia, Common Wild Petunia

Plant Family

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

purple-blue to lavendar-blue

Size in Feet:

.5 to 2 ft

Light:

Full-sun to Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Late April - May - June - June - July - August

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

Dry to moist forests and woodlands. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Host plant for Common Buckeye

Carolina Petunia

Judy & Horst Stierand's yard July 4, 2008, Whitsett, NC

image

© Horst Stierand

Blossom

image

© Horst Stierand

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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