Petunia ×atkinsiana

Family (Traditional)Solanaceae
Species:Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex W. H. Baxter
Common NameGarden Petunia; Violet Flower Petunia
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Rank: spiral; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; GNA (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Petunia hybrida Petunia hybrida Vilm.
Petunia hybrida Petunia x hybrida

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Pike (KY), Bedford (TN), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Weakley (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2000

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU018931 Davidson Tennessee 03 Jul 1983 Brian Bowen
Petunia hybrida
MTSU018935 Bedford Tennessee 23 Apr 2000 Joey Simmons
Petunia x atkinsiana
UCHT025980 Hamilton Tennessee
Petunia x atkinsiana
UTM01591 Weakley Tennessee
Petunia hybrida
APSC0069166 Pike Kentucky 08 Aug 1982 Max Medley
Petunia hybrida
MTSU018930 White Tennessee 20 Apr 1986 Mike Trapp
Petunia hybrida
MTSU018934 Williamson Tennessee 01 May 2000 Melanie Messina
Petunia x atkinsiana
MTSU018932 Davidson Tennessee 28 Apr 1991 Gerald Tomerlin
Petunia hybrida
APSC0054400 Davidson Tennessee
Petunia hybrida
TENN-V-0193010 Knox Tennessee
Petunia hybrida
MTSU018933 Davidson Tennessee 24 Jun 1980 Loni Neight
Petunia hybrida
UCHT025981 Hamilton Tennessee
Petunia x atkinsiana
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