All Things Gardening forum: HELP with plant ID

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 11:11 AM CST
I have a friend looking to ID this plant.

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 19, 2012 11:15 AM CST
I would say it is a ruellia but I'm not sure which one. Is it store bought or a wild plant and if it was wild where was it found?
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Jay, a friend gave it to her from her own garden I believe.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 11:17 AM CST
I just googled ruellia and the petals don't seem as wrinkly.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 11:18 AM CST
When I first saw it I thought oleander blossom but the leaves are not right.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jun 19, 2012 11:36 AM CST
I'm fairly sure it is ruellia,(but I have been known to be wrong) there are many different species. I counted at least 20 different species that grow wild in the US, then there are all the created cultivars. There are only two that I find growing in Arizona and I don't believe that is either one.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Thanks Jay~ I asked her to get a better close up too. I will tell her what you said. I have a ruellia but it has much differnt blooms and leaves but with 20 species, you are probably correct!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 11:53 AM CST
http://www.robsplants.com/plants/RuellHumil

Jay, I did a google search and this does appear to look most like it.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jun 19, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Very similar. One thing to check would be the hairiness. R. humilis is very hairy which I can't see in your picture. Here is some photos that I took of the one that grow here.
http://www.wildflowersoftexas.com/ruellia-humilis.html
It doesn't look quit like the one you posted but most wild plants can be variable with different growing conditions.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Jun 19, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Pretty!!!!! I love your photos, Jay!
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