Ruellia humilis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAcanthaceae
Family (Traditional)Acanthaceae
GenusRuellia
SpeciesRuellia humilis Nutt.
Common NameFringeleaf wild petunia
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 5.9
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Ruellia ciliosa var. longiflora Ruellia ciliosa var. longiflora A.Gray
Ruellia humilis var. calvescens Ruellia humilis var. calvescens Fernald
Ruellia humilis var. depauperata Ruellia humilis var. depauperata Tharp & F.A.Barkley
Ruellia humilis var. expansa Ruellia humilis var. expansa Fernald
Ruellia humilis var. frondosa Ruellia humilis var. frondosa Fernald
Ruellia humilis var. humilis Ruellia humilis var. humilis
Ruellia humilis var. longiflora Ruellia humilis var. longiflora (A.Gray) Fernald

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: Anderson (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Christian (KY), Cumberland (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Oldham (KY), Robertson (KY), Simpson (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Woodford (KY), Anderson (TN), Bedford (TN), Bradley (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Perry (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sumner (TN), Trousdale (TN), Wayne (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MDKY, MTSU, UOS, VDB, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1909 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100181161 Cumberland Kentucky 13 Sep 1997 James B. Beck
202
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181328 Warren Kentucky 09 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4403
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181294 Madison Kentucky 26 Aug 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-580
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181146 Christian Kentucky 11 Jun 1977 Elizabeth M. Browne
77F4.3
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181237 Hart Kentucky 27 Aug 1997 Ronald L. Jones
8254
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181229 Hardin Kentucky 10 Jul 1982 G. Sievert
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181187 Franklin Kentucky 27 Jun 1956 Mary E. Wharton
10421
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181310 Robertson Kentucky 05 Jul 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7392
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181351 Wilson Tennessee 20 Aug 1980 R. Hannan
05132
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181179 Fleming Kentucky 30 May 2000 Kim Feeman
1110
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100389871 Garrard Kentucky 10 Sep 2012 W. W. Overbeck
1498
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181203 Garrard Kentucky 30 Jul 1956 Mary E. Wharton
10421
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100765047 Madison Kentucky 21 Jul 2015 Thomas S. McFadden
145
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181211 Grayson Kentucky 17 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4170
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181195 Franklin Kentucky 04 Aug 1984 Steven Rice
695
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181278 Lyon Kentucky 05 Sep 1969 Raymond Athey
804
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181286 Madison Kentucky 26 Sep 1999 M. W. Gumbert
155
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181260 Logan Kentucky 14 Aug 1978 Carol Williams
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181252 Jessamine Kentucky 24 Jul 1978 Johnnie B. Varner
11743
EKY
Ruellia humilis
31234100181302 Madison Kentucky 23 Jun 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
2964
EKY
Ruellia humilis
BEREA001029 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Ruellia humilis
MDKY00006795 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Ruellia humilis
MDKY00006796 Madison Kentucky
MDKY
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200204 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200213 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200215 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200199 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200224 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200223 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200211 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200197 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200220 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200231 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200222 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200370 Hart Kentucky
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200218 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200226 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200205 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200196 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200212 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200228 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200208 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200195 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200378 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200214 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200229 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200219 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200209 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200206 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200221 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200225 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200200 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200207 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200198 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200210 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200230 Trousdale Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200234 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200190 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200227 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200233 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200216 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200192 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200193 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200194 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200217 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030836 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075228 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030841 Todd Kentucky 27 Jul 1972 Lloyd Settle
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075233 Jefferson Kentucky 12 Sep 1943 P.A. Davies
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0072437 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0092247 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0102335 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075225 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0079054 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030837 Todd Kentucky 27 Jul 1972 Lloyd Settle
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0042463 Robertson Kentucky 01 Aug 1971 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075572 Logan Kentucky 12 Jun 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0050356 Madison Kentucky 04 Sep 2010 Will Overbeck
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0072436 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030825 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0077707 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075229 Jefferson Kentucky 10 Jun 1944 P.A. Davies
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075587 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0058809 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075223 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075571 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030835 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030839 Montgomery Tennessee 24 Aug 1947 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075231 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030802 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075224 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0048258 Hart Kentucky 15 Aug 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075227 Jefferson Kentucky 18 Aug 1943 P.A. Davies
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075226 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0042464 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0072435 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075586 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075230 Woodford Kentucky 13 Jun 1955 Mary Wharton
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0104818 Trigg Kentucky 07 Jul 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075235 Franklin Kentucky 09 Jul 1955 Mary Wharton
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075234 Anderson Kentucky 13 Aug 1955 Mary Wharton
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030842 Montgomery Tennessee 20 Apr 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075236 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0085811 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
HTTU000807 Kentucky
HTTU
Ruellia humilis
HTTU000809 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200191 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200371 Christian Kentucky
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200202 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200201 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200232 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
TENN-V-0200203 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Ruellia humilis
UCHT021322 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030831 Simpson Kentucky 20 Jul 1971 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0030832 Anderson Kentucky 02 Jul 1972 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075232 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
APSC0075585 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Ruellia humilis
HTTU000806 White Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia humilis
HTTU000808 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia humilis
UCHT039285 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT039283 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
N/A Davidson Tennessee 25 Sep 1909 W. W. Eggleston
5150
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
MTSU020564 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Jun 1994 Terri Hogan
MTSU
Ruellia humilis
MTSU020567 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Jun 1984 R.J. Beel
17
MTSU
Ruellia humilis
UCHT035516 Wilson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT039281 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT039284 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT039280 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UOS00159 Coffee Tennessee 31 Jul 1997 Greg Miller
UOS
Ruellia humilis
UOS00158 Franklin Tennessee 10 Aug 2005 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67692 Davidson Tennessee 09 Jul 1916 James E. Bailey
9715
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67690 Davidson Tennessee 05 Jul 1930 C. P. Freeman
226
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67686 Davidson Tennessee 28 Jul 1992 R. Kral
81234
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67695 Maury Tennessee 08 Jul 1967 R. Kral
28521
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67693 Marshall Tennessee 09 Jul 1998 V. E. McNeilus
98-514
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67697 Perry Tennessee 16 Aug 1996 R. Kral
86566
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67680 Bedford Tennessee 12 Aug 1969 R. Kral
36315
VDB
Ruellia humilis
N/A Davidson Tennessee 25 Sep 1909 W. W. Eggleston
5160
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT039286 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT026584 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UCHT026565 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia humilis
UOS00157 Franklin Tennessee 20 Aug 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67691 Davidson Tennessee 1917-07 Jesse M. Shaver
8714
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67684 Davidson Tennessee
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67701 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Jun 1962 Delzie Demaree
45780A
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67679 Bedford Tennessee 27 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40745
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67688 Davidson Tennessee 14 Aug 1968 R. Kral
32339
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67700 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Aug 1968 R. Kral
32324
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67696 Maury Tennessee 27 Aug 1973 R. Kral
51472
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67702 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Aug 1969 R. Kral
36336
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67704 Williamson Tennessee 12 Jul 1979 R. Kral
63984
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67703 Sumner Tennessee 19 Aug 1975 J. Alcorn
910
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67687 Davidson Tennessee 23 Aug 1986 Milo Guthrie
1336
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67698 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Jun 1962 L. E. Franklin
105
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67681 Coffee Tennessee 20 Aug 1971 R. Kral
43667
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67699 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Jul 1947 E. Quarterman
4007
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67683 Coffee Tennessee
VDB
Ruellia humilis
BRIT67682 Coffee Tennessee
VDB
Ruellia humilis
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