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  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 12 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City

    New Orleans

  • State


  • Posted by

    LeeAnn Sterling


My mother bought me this plant, which i believe is actually a shrub of sorts. She had no idea what it was and I’ve googled to no end. It’s about 2 feet tall, multiple shoots, small, white, trumpet shaped flowers. They close at night and prefer full sun and moist soil. I live in New Orleans, zone 9. Thin leaves. Please help! Thanks so much.


  • Casey Millard Apprentice says:

    Common name is Mexican Petunia. It is a Ruellia.

    June 18th, 2017 at 2:45am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a type of Ruellia, perhaps Britton’s wild petunia (Ruellia simplex)? Check it out and see if you have a match. Link below with more information. Best wishes!

    June 13th, 2017 at 8:03am

  • hope Green Thumb says:

    Looks like oleander

    June 12th, 2017 at 10:10pm

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