Petunia ×atkinsiana

Family:SOLANACEAE
Species:Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
Common Name:Garden Petunia
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Plant Notes:Wild Petunia is a non-native annual or weak perennial in the Nightshade family (Solonaceae). It is a plant of hybrid origin between the White Petunia (Petunia axillaris (Lamarck) Britton, Sterns & Poggenburg) and the Violet Petunia (Petunia integrifolia (Hooker) Schinz & Thellung), two species native to South America. Wild Petunia is an old time garden plant, and is still cultivated in some areas. It can also be found around the edges of fields, on roadsides, and around old home sites. Wild Petunia occurs throughout Alabama. It is a short lived perennial from a tap root. Stems are initially upright, but usually fall over as the plant grows. Stems may be from 1-3 feet in length. The stems are often branched, especially on vigorously growing plants. The leaves are alternate, ovate to lanceolate in outline, with entire margins. The lower leaves have petioles while those higher on the stem are sessile. There are usually short axillary branches in the axils of the leaves. The stems, leaves, and flowers are viscid pubescent and “sticky” to the touch. Small insects may become entrapped on the stems or leaves. Flowers are axillary and solitary. The flowers are funnelform in shape and vary in color from deep pink or purple, through striped, to white. The fruit is an ovoid, papery capsule containing many small seed. Wild Petunia is available from some nurseries that specialize in heirloom plants. It can also be easily grown from seed. Wild Petunia is very tolerant of heat, drought, and poor soil. It easily out preforms many of the commercially available hybrids. In the southern portions of the state it may flower throughout the year, except in the coldest months.--A. Diamond
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Status:Not Native, hyb (Global Rank)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilySOLANACEAE - Nightshade/Potato family
Genus Petunia
Species Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon - Garden Petunia

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Petunia ×hybrida    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Dale, DeKalb, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Lee, Mobile, Pike, Russell

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000043925 Henry 26 May 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27428
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
AUA000037969 Covington 10 Apr 2012 Hansen, Curtis J.
5464
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
AUA_ACC_62247 Russell 2 Aug 2002 Gil, Glenda
(2001-312)
AUA
Petunia Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
TROY000048680 Autauga 11 Apr 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
592a
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
TROY000028381 Butler 16 Apr 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20582
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
UWAL0013815 Bullock 13 Jul 2012 Dykes, Bailee
991
UWAL
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
AUA_ACC_17897 Lee 5 May 1970 Williams, Ann
125
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
AUA_ACC_22501 DeKalb 25 Jul 1970 Holcombe, W.H.
080
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
UWAL0018379 Baldwin 29 Mar 1986 Kral, Robert
73209
UWAL
Petunia ×hybrida Vilm.
TROY000009236 Covington 17 Sep 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15787
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
UWAL0031756 Coffee 05 May 1987 Kral, Robert
73949
UWAL
Petunia × hybrida Vilm.
UWAL0013537 Covington 16 Dec 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23595
UWAL
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
UNA00074056 Covington 10 Apr 2012 Hansen, C.J.
5464
UNA
Petunia X atkinsiana D. Don ex Loud.
AUA_ACC_34842 Bibb 9 Jun 1977 Sessler, Ann H.
1539
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
UWAL0039318 Henry 26 May 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27428
UWAL
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
USAM000014728 Mobile 13 May 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9216
USAM
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
TROY000050044 Covington 10 Apr 2012 Hansen, Curtis J.
5464
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
UWAL0049304 Covington 10 Apr 2012 Hansen, Curtis J.
5464
UWAL
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loud.
UWAL0012516 Calhoun 11 Apr 2012 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13405
UWAL
Petunia × atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
TROY000036391 Bullock 13 Jul 2012 Dykes, Bailee
991
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
AUA_ACC_67592 Lee 23 Apr 2006 Blackwood, K.D.
20
AUA
Petunia Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
UWAL0031893 Dale 26 Jun 1991 Kral, Robert
79188
UWAL
Petunia × hybrida Vilm.
UNA00064544 Pike 24 Jun 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15505
UNA
Petunia atkinsiana D. Don ex Loud.
UNA00060896 Russell 02 Aug 2001 Gil, G.
2001-312
UNA
Petunia atkinsiana D. Don ex Loud.
AUA_ACC_59058 Lee 12 Apr 1999 Coffey, Krista
10
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
UWAL0049981 Houston 26 Jun 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
28995
UWAL
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
TROY000009237 Pike 24 Jun 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15505
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
UNA00054330 Blount 04 Jul 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1161
UNA
Petunia X atkinsiana D. Don ex Loud.
JSU134206 Jackson 27 Jun 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
842
JSU
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
AUA_ACC_46550 Baldwin 23 Apr 1978 Lamb, Trip
93
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
AUA_ACC_65171 Pike 24 Jun 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15505
AUA
Petunia Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
USAM000014729 Mobile 25 May 1978 LeLong, Michel G.
10186
USAM
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
AUA_ACC_50804 Conecuh 24 Mar 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8573
AUA
Petunia X Atkinsiana D. Don Ex Loud.
TROY000049003 Houston 26 Jun 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
28995
TROY
Petunia ×atkinsiana D. Don ex Loudon
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