Ruellia nudiflora

Ruellia nudiflora, the violet wild petunia,[1] is a perennial plant in the acanthus family (Acanthaceae) found in areas of moisture in the Sonoran Desert.[2]: 74  Despite its name, it is not a true petunia.[2]: 74 

Ruellia nudiflora
Ruellia nudiflora along Hale Lake Trail.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Ruellia
R. nudiflora
Binomial name
Ruellia nudiflora
(Engelm. & A.Gray) Urb.


  1. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Ruellia nudiflora". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b Sonoran Desert Wildflowers, Richard Spellenberg, 2nd ed., 2012, ISBN 9780762773688

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