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Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud.
Carolina wild petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Ruellia caroliniensis has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native

Ruellia caroliniensis has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Ruellia caroliniensis has been found in the following habitat :
Mesic Flatwoods

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Ruellia caroliniensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ruellia caroliniensis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida
Ruellia caroliniensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ruellia caroliniensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton