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Britton's wild petunia or Mexican Bluebell

Ruellia angustifolia (brittoniana)

Description:

Is a tough, drought-resistant plant with a long bloom period. It is a smooth-textured herbaceous perennial (evergreen), and is often arranged in garden borders or in the middle and back of garden beds. Native to Mexico, it is naturalized in some areas of the Gulf South and in Texas. It grows in nearly any soil, clay or sand, and tolerates wet or dry conditions. "Mexican petunia" has attractive dark-green foliage on fleshy stems. Petunia-like flowers appear throughout the growing season, although the plant is not related to the common garden Petunia. The species will grow as tall as three feet (1 m), while dwarf varieties can be kept at 8-10 inches tall.

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5 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Wow! that is such an honor, it makes me very happy, Ashish! I just accepted. Many, many thanks! I´ll do my best to help here and there :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Glad... hope you check your email ID inbox for Project Noah... I like you get precious Patch..!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Hi Ashish. with your help I´ve got the genus. I opted for brittoniana which is more common in Mexico but it could also be yucatana. Ruellia is for sure, so many thanks :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Can be Ruellia squarrosa

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Ruellia..?

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 29, 2011

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