Family: Acanthaceae, Acanthus view all from this family
Description Fringe-leaf Wild Petunia's multi-branched stem may reach a height of 2 ft. but is usually less than a foot tall. The perennial's short internodes give the plant a compact, leafy, bushy appearance. Its showy flowers are petunia-shaped and vary in color from lavender to purple.
Flower April - October (in south); June - August (in north).
Flower April - October (in south); June - August (in north)
Habitat Gravelly hillsides; dry prairies; open woods.
Range Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and e. Kansas, south to w. North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
Exposure Preference Sun to partial sun.
Native Distribution Pennsylvania to Wisconsin & e. Kansas, s. to w. North Carolina, Alabama & Texas
Site Preference Gravelly hillsides; dry prairies; open woods
Soil Preference Gravelly soils.