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Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis Nutt.

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. longiflora (A. Gray) Fernald

Wild Petunia

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyAcanthaceaeAcanthus family, of tropical herbs and shrubs
GenusRuelliaNamed for physician and botanist Jean Ruel, whose translation of Dioscorides, Materia medica, written in 65 AD, became the basis for modern pharmaceutical and herbal writing
SpecieshumilisLow-growing, humble

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Ruellia humilis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Ruellia humilis (Wild Petunia)

1/16/2019

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