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Ruellia ciliosa Pursh
Ciliate wild petunia

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Ruellia ciliosa available from :


Ruellia ciliosa has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

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