Ruellia purshiana Fernald. Phen: May-(Jun). Hab: Dry woodlands and forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: MD south to c. GA and c. AL, in and adjacent to the Appalachians. Reported occurrences (Kartesz 2020) in w. TN and ne. LA are questionable and need verification.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = F, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WV, Long (1970), Wasshausen (1998); < Ruellia pedunculata – C, G