Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Ruellia simplex C. Wright. Mexican Bluebell, Mexican Petunia. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Disturbed areas, commonly cultivated, especially in maritime situations along the south Atlantic and Gulf coasts, persistent and spreading (including by seed) to adjacent areas. Dist: Native of e. Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Syn: = Fl6, K3, WH3, Ezcurra & Daniel (2007); = Ruellia brittoniana – GW2, RAB, Turner (1991), Ward (2007c), Wasshausen (1998); = Ruellia caerulea – K1; = Ruellia malacosperma – S; > Ruellia brittoniana – NcTx, Tx; > Ruellia malacosperma – NcTx, Tx

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