Petunia

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Petunia
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Petunia Flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Solanales
Family:Solanaceae
Genus:Petunia
Species

Petunia is a widely-cultivated genus of flowering plants, in the family Solanaceae. Most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids. A wide range of flower colors and sizes are available.

Some botanists place the plants of the genus Calibrachoa in the genus Petunia.

The foliage of Petunias are sometimes eaten by the larvae of Lepidoptera species including Hummingbird hawk moth.

Purple Petunias
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