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Canon SX40 HS
Captured at Doe Run Lake Park Covington, Ky. USA

Ruellia nudiflora (Engelm. & Gray) Urban
Violet ruellia, Common wild petunia, Violet wild petunia, Wild petunia
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
USDA Symbol: RUNU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The wild petunia has flowers much like those of the cultivated petunia (genus Petunia, family Solanaceae). The plants are erect, 1–2 feet tall, with few branches. The leaves are opposite, 2–5 inches long, narrowed at the base, on short stems. Gray-green leaves have curly or wavy-toothed margins. At the top of the plant are several trumpet-shaped, purplish blossoms that are nearly 2 inches across at the opening. Flowers are lavender to purple, trumpet-shaped, deeply lobed at the flared rim, and open about sunrise, falling from plant in early afternoon, lasting only one day.

Coppied from: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_...

My name is Ron Russell. I have lived in Newport, Kentucky since 1986.
My interest in photography as a hobby goes back to a Minolta camera I found in 1974.I love digital photgraphy because of the freedom it gives me to shoot whatever whenever I want. My Canon SX40 HS is a constant companion.
I’ll add a caption to any photo. Let me know what you want I’ll add it, upload and reply. kybassman50@msn.com

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    How very pretty, I never thought of these wild :)

  • Thank you, Kala. I never thought of them as wild either until I saw them growing on the side of the trail mentioned above. That is the only place I have seen them.

    – Ron Russell

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your LOVELY image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Thank you once again, Lori.

    – Ron Russell

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