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Ruellia simplex Wright

Synonyms

Arrhostoxylum microphyllum, Cryphiacanthus angustifolius, Ruellia angustifolia, Ruellia brittoniana, Ruellia coerulea, Ruellia ignorantiae, Ruellia longipes, Ruellia microphylla, Ruellia spectabilis, Ruellia tweediana, Ruellia tweedieana

Common names

Brittons wild petunia, Mexican petunia, Mexican bluebell

My notes

Ornamental plant.

Extract from Wikipedia article

Ruellia simplex (Britton's wild petunia, Mexican petunia, Mexican bluebell) is a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family, Acanthaceae. It is a native of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. It has become a widespread invasive plant in Florida, where it was likely introduced as an ornamental before 1933.

LinkMexican petunia (Ruellia simplex, Ruellia brittoniana) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex, Ruellia brittoniana) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkBack lit flower of Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex, Ruellia brittoniana) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
Location on mapsAl Intisar Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkMexican petunia (Ruellia simplex, Ruellia brittoniana) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar

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