Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ACANTHACEAE

Ruellia purshiana Fernald. Pursh's Wild-petunia. 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

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