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Product Description

"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
Bloom Time

Summer                            June, July, August

Bloom Color Purple
Max Height 1 feet
Wetland Code FACU-
Germ Code  C(70)
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

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Wild Petunia - Ruellia humilis Harvest at Ion Exchange (00:50)
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