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Ruellia noctiflora (Nees) A. Gray. Section: Boreosilva. Night-flowering Wild-petunia. Phen: (May-) Jun-Jul (-Aug). Hab: Wet pinelands and savannas. Dist: E. GA (in counties immediately adjacent to SC) south to ne. FL; Panhandle FL west to se. LA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Flowers of R. noctiflora are primarily nocturnal and pollinated by the hawkmoth Dobla hyloseus" (Manzitto-Tripp & Daniel 2023).

Synonymy: = Fl6, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, WH3, Long (1970), Turner (1991), Ward (2007c), Wasshausen (1998)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
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