Ruellia simplex - Mexican Petunia is part of the Acanthaceae family. We inherited another tortoise this Summer and her caregiver recommended Mexican Petunia. Now, I am a Type A nature lover (lol) and took a picture of what I had in my yard to make sure we were talking about the same flower. That’s why I keep stating the scientific name for each plant. There are a number of plants that go by the same common names, but different scientific names. Before I even consider what I feed our tortoises, I need to know the scientific name for safety. To find out what is part of a healthy diet for your desert tortoises, go to www.azgfd.com/wildlife/nongamemanagement/tortoise/diet
Christina Grossman, MA, CCA, CH
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I am not the first, nor the last of expressing and sharing the beauty of mathematics in Nature. What I will share in this blog are thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned to validate life, both human and botanical, living mathematically.