Wild Petunia

Ruellia nudiflora

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Riparian areas and moist shaded canyons, under trees along washes and in mesquite bosques in the desert.
Family: Acanthaceae – Acanthus family
Size: 2′
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate:
Temperature: Hardy to 10 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Host for the Common Buckeye, Tropical Buckeye, Cuban Crescentspot, Banded Peacock, Malachite and White Peacock butterflies. Nectar plant.
Notes: May reseed in the landscape

Photo by evorex


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