Plant ID forum: ID for a friend

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Celene
May 8, 2013 5:35 AM CST
One of my Facebook friends is trying to ID this. It seems very familiar to me...any thoughts on what this is?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 8, 2013 6:51 AM CST

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Some kind of Ruellia, maybe? If so, it's not one of the species I am familiar with, but it looks like it might belong in that genus. Ruellias often go by the common name of wild petunia or something similar.
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Celene
May 8, 2013 8:54 AM CST
I thought ruellia as well, but the blooms don't look right, at least in my limited Ruellia experience here in Ohio. Is it perhaps a variety I just haven't seen?
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
May 8, 2013 9:41 AM CST
Barleria cristata...also called violet shrub or Philippine Violet. At least it looks like mine
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 8, 2013 10:24 AM CST
I agree, it does look like Barleria cristata ("Phillipine Violet":
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Celene
May 8, 2013 6:05 PM CST
Gingin and Lin, I think you nailed it! You are wise and wonderful, thank you everyone!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
May 9, 2013 4:33 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. once in awhile I get one right....mostly not. Thank goodness for the others here Green Grin! Green Grin!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 9, 2013 6:33 PM CST
Thumbs up Ginger ... you nailed it!
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