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Ruellia caroliniensis

Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud.

 

Thickleaf Wild Petunia

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
Speciescaroliniensis

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Ruellia caroliniensis (Thickleaf Wild Petunia)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 7" (15 × 18 cm)

Ruellia caroliniensis (Thickleaf Wild Petunia)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 4½" (14 × 12 cm)

Ruellia caroliniensis (Thickleaf Wild Petunia)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 8 × 7" (20 × 17 cm)

Ruellia caroliniensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 Apr 2015.

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Ruellia caroliniensis (Thickleaf Wild Petunia)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 6" (14 × 15 cm)

Ruellia caroliniensis (Thickleaf Wild Petunia)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 8 × 7" (19 × 18 cm)

Ruellia caroliniensis (Thickleaf Wild Petunia)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 7 × 5" (17 × 13 cm)

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