Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lobelia dortmanna L. image
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Kurt Stüber

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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Lobeliaceae
Lobelia dortmanna L.
water lobelia
Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
dortmanna: generic names given by Rudbeck in 1720, after Dortmann, an early Dutch apothecary
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall aquatic, smooth, unbranched; dense, white, fibrous rootstock connected by underground stems
Flower: blue to white, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" long, irregularly tubular-shaped, top lip 2-parted, lower lip 3-parted; inflorescence a spike-like cluster (raceme) of a few, stalked flowers emerging from the water on a hollow stalk arising from the center of the basal rosette; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:capsule
Leaf:basal rosette of fleshy, hollow tubes with rounded, outwardly flaring tips; stem leaves tiny
Habitat: wet; shallows, shores, soft water; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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