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Nightflowering Wild Petunia (Ruellia noctiflora)


Ruellia Noctiflora, or more commonly know as Nightflowering Wild Petunia, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ruellia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ruellia Noctiflora or Nightflowering Wild Petunia's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ruellia
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Order: Scrophulariales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (night-flowering wild-petunia)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(FACW)

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