|Etymology||Genus||After Jean Ruel, a French botanist|
|Species||Creeping; referring to its habit|
|Common Names||Creeping Ruellia|
|Native Distribution||India, China, Taiwan, Indochina, and Malesia|
Ruellia repens is a very common creeping weed of lawns. The leaves are oppositely arranged, and more or less elliptic in shape (though variable at times). The light pink or lavender flowers look slightly crumbled and have a tubuler corolla. The lower petal has two raised white bars with pink outlines.
The Creeping Ruellia leaves and flower on a manicured lawn.
Leaves are oppositely arranged.
The distinctive pinkish flower.