Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ruellia humilis Nutt. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Herbarium specimen

Herbarium specimen

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Paul E. Berry

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Acanthaceae
Ruellia humilis Nutt.
fringe-leaf ruellia, hairy ruellia, hairy wild petunia, wild petunia
Ruellia: For Jean de la Ruelle (1474-1537), early French herbalist
humilis: Latin humilis for "low" referring to low-growing habit of this species
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-24" tall forb; 4-angled, finely hairy stems
Flower: pink to purple, 5-parted, 1 1/4"-2 3/4" long, funnel-shaped; solitary, stalkless, growing from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:smooth capsule
Leaf:opposite, mostly stalkless, toothless, with long hairs
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ruellia ciliosa Pursh var. longiflora A.Gray
Ruellia humilis Nutt. var. calvescens Fernald
Ruellia humilis Nutt. var. depauperata Tharp & F.A.Barkley
Ruellia humilis Nutt. var. expansa Fernald
Ruellia humilis Nutt. var. frondosa Fernald
Ruellia humilis Nutt. var. humilis
Ruellia humilis Nutt. var. longiflora (A.Gray) Fernald

         
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