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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ruellia noctiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia


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image of Ruellia noctiflora, Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_noctiflora_19

July        

Corolla 6-10cm long, opening at night and withering by mid-morning, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Ruellia noctiflora, Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_noctiflora_40

July        

Flowers more than 3" across, glistening white, with 5 spreading petals, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Ruellia noctiflora, Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ruellia_noctiflora_54

July        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ruellia noctiflora

 

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3774

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in wet pinelands and savannas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pale lavender
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla?
Superior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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