Ruellia humilis (Fringeleaf Wild Petunia)

Ruellia humilis, commonly known as Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, is a member of the Acanthaceae family and is native to several states in the United States, including Texas. This plant is also known as Hairy Ruellia, Low Wild Petunia, or Low Ruellia. Fringeleaf Wild Petunia is a low-growing perennial that typically reaches heights of less than one foot tall. It is known for its beautiful, lavender-blue flowers that bloom from late spring through fall.

Ruellia humilis Information

Common NamesFringeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruellia, Low Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia
Native to USAAL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY,LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE ,OH, OK, PA, TN TX, VA, WI, WV
SizeUp to 2′ tall

Fringeleaf Wild Petunia can be found growing in a variety of habitats, including prairies, meadows, and woodlands. It is also a popular plant for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. In landscaping, Fringeleaf Wild Petunia can be used as a ground cover or border plant, and it is relatively easy to care for. Overall, Ruellia humilis is a beautiful and important plant in the Texas wildflower ecosystem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ruellia humilis edible?

Ruellia humilis is mainly grown for its ornamental value and for attracting pollinators and not as a source of food for humans

Is Ruellia humilis an invasive species of plant?

Ruellia humilis is not considered an invasive species in most areas where it is found. It is a native plant to the eastern United States and is generally well-behaved in gardens and natural areas.