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View Diary: The Daily Bucket: My Yard in May 2013 (60 comments)

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  •  The wild petunia (9+ / 0-)

    Interesting. Never heard of it before. I assume it's a member of the nightshade family and thus related to the familiar garden petunia. The leaves do look like petunias, or more nearly like tobacco, also in that family. Is it an annual plant?
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    For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

    by psyched on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:55:47 AM PDT

    •  Answering my question, (0+ / 0-)

      thanks to Wikipedia, the wild petunia is not related to the garden petunia. It is in the genus Ruellia, and not in the nightshade family but the acanthus family.

      In the picture shown in this diary, the leaves look like petunia or tobacco leaves, but they don't in other pictures in Wikipedia.
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      For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

      by psyched on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:12:08 PM PDT

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