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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Floral Friday Fotos - on Thursday!

I have finally figured out how to join my friend, Nick, for his Floral Friday Fotos - by linking on Thursday!  Are you confused yet?  I am!

This lovely plant has survived in spite of having been moved several times.  Ruellia, commonly known as wild petunias, Mexican Bluebells, or Mexican Petunias, are not closely related to petunias of the genus Petunia.  The genus was named in honor of Jean Ruelle, herbalist and physician to Francis I of France (from Wikipedia).  I believe this particular one is Ruellia angustifolia, but I am not totally certain.  We cut it down to the ground at the end of every season, and it springs back every year and provides the bees, butterflies and us with many days of enjoyment!


This is where they lived before the last transplanting - they are truly a flower that just keeps on going! We moved them to open up the back yard...they didn't mind at all!


Linking to Floral Friday Fotos.

13 comments:

Geli said...

Hi Linda,
these wild petunias are also very beautiful, an ornament for the garden ... and a beautiful color they have ...

joy said...

Very lovely flowers. You must have green hands:) Thanks for vsiting! see you around!

oldmanlincoln said...

I have had something like this -- the flower but the foiliage was not so dense and there were more flowers. I suspect you live in a milder winter zone -- it's pretty cold here in the winter.

Kalantikan said...

Hello, i see them here too, i like to look at them but i just didn't plant them. The flowers look like the Ruellia tuberosa which become weeds here and already invasive. However, the latter is shorter.

NixBlog said...

Lovely captures, Linda! The colour fo these is quite stunning.
I usually post up FFF late on Thursdays, but of course Australia is ahead of the rest the world in its time zone...

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful flowers. I like the shape and color of it.

guild-rez said...

Lovely flowers!!
Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos, Linda!

joanne said...

your whole yard looks amazing!

anastasia said...

Beautiful!
Have a great weekend!

Maria Sy said...

Stunning petunias!

My entry.

Jenn Jilks said...

How beautiful!!!!

Rita said...

Never seen or heard of these before but I would love to have them in my yard. Love anything purple.

The heartier the better where I'm concerned.