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|Family: Solanaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Petunia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Petunia parviflora Juss.
Stem: prostrate to decumbent, < 4 dm, rooting at nodes; axillary branches short, leafy. Leaf: 5--14 mm, +- oblanceolate, fleshy, +- sessile. Flower: calyx lobes 3--6 mm, < 11 mm in fruit, elliptic to narrowly obovate; corolla 4--6 mm, +- purple, tube +- white. Fruit: 2--3 mm. Seed: pale brown.
Ecology: Open washes, dry streambeds; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CW, SCo, n ChI (Santa Rosa Island), PR, DSon; Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, southeastern United States, Mexico; also South America; waif elsewhere in United States. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug Note: Widely treated in Calibrachoa, which is the sister group of Petunia [Kulcheski et al. 2006 Genetica 126:3--14]; treated in Calibrachoa also by Fregonezi et al. [Taxon 61:120--130. 2012], who regarded it as probably native to South America, naturalized in North America, Europe.
Synonyms: Calibrachoa parviflora (Juss.) D'Arcy
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Petunia
Next taxon: Physalis
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2016. Petunia parviflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37378, accessed on February 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 06, 2016.