fringe-leaf ruellia, more...
[Ruellia ciliosa var. longiflora Pursh, more]
Etymology: Ruellia: For Jean de la Ruelle (1474-1537), early French herbalist
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-24" tall forb; 4-angled, finely hairy stems
Leaves: opposite, mostly stalkless, toothless, with long hairs
Flowers: pink to purple, 5-parted, 1 1/4"-2 3/4" long, funnel-shaped; solitary, stalkless, growing from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: smooth capsule
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FACU- WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key