||After Jean Ruel, a French botanist
|| Creeping; referring to its habit
||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 flowers are short-lived and falls off easily when disturbed.
The Creeping Ruellia leaves and flower on a manicured lawn.
Leaves are oppositely arranged.
The distinctive pinkish flower.
Posted Date: 2013-04-30 / Modified Date: 2015-01-11