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Ruellia humilis Nutt.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Ruellia Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • PRAIRIE-PETUNIA - English, United States of America
  • LOW RUELLIA - English, United States of America
  • FRINGE-LEAF RUELLIA - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Plant to ca. 0.8 m tall, usually rather densely short-pilose; leaf blades lanceolate to ovate or broadly elliptic.


Notes: Prairies and open woods; se and e TX w to Panhandle and Edwards Plateau. May-Sep. [R. humilis var. depauperata Tharp & F.A. Barkley, R. humilis var. expansa Fernald, R. humilis var. longiflora (A. Gray) Fernald] Jones et al. (1997) recognized var. depauperata. (humilis: dwarf, low-growing)