These seeds were collected from Ruellia tuberosa, also known as Feverroot, Iron Root, Meadow Weed, Minnieroot, duppy gun, cracker plant, and Popping Pod. This is a biennial plant that can be used to make a dye for fabrics. Ruellia in general are larval host plants for the White Peacock, Texan Crescent, Rusty-tipped Page, Banded Peacock, and Tropical Buckeye butterflies. It is also a food source for the lemon pansy, and mangrove buckeye butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zone 11.