Ruellias are popular ornamental plants. Their leaves are food for the caterpillars of severalLepidoptera (butterflies and moths), typically Nymphalinae and in particular members of their tribe Junoniini. Nymphalinae using Ruellia as host plants include the Common Buckeye and the Lemon Pansy. - Quote
Pictured are ruellias growing outside the south fence and donated by Wanda, a regular visitor by the garden on the walking paths. They were planted this spring by the Daisies Girl Scouts.