"Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruelia"
Ruelia is in honor of French herbalist Jean de la Ruelle (1474 - 1537) and humilis comes from the Latin word meaning "low", referring to the low growth habit of this plant.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry|
Summer June, July, August
|Max Height||1 feet|
|Seeds Per Ounce||5,200|
Found throughout the western Tallgrass region, from open woods to moist prairies and sand plains. Pink to purple flowers from June to August. Can reach 2 feet but generally just about a foot tall.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown