Synonym(s): Ruellia brittoniana
Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
Duration and Habit: Perennial Herb
Deciduous, 3-4ft., purple, lavender, white, or pink flowers spring through fall. Attracts butterflies. Reseeds heavily.
Native Lookalikes: Currently no information available here yet, or there are no native Texas species that could be confused with Britton's wild petunia.
Biology & Spread:
U.S. Nativity: Introduced to U.S.
Native Origin: Mexico
U.S. Present: FL, HI, LA, SC, TX
Distribution in Texas:
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