Common Wild Petunia
Ruellia nudiflora (Engelm. & Gray) Urban var. nudiflora
Longevity : Perennial
Violet Ruellia can be found in sandy and clayey soils of the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. It stands approximately 1 to 2 feet in height and is an upright to semi-sprawling plant. The leaves are two to five inches in length and have a toothed edge. The flower has five lobes and can be lavendar to purple in color. Violet Ruellia blooms from April to October. The leaves are consumed by white-tailed deer and the seeds are eaten by bobwhite quail.
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