Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lobelia inflata L. image
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Family Lobeliaceae
Lobelia inflata L.
Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
inflata: inflated
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 1'-3' tall forb, usually branched, finely hairy
Flower: white to blue, 5-parted, 1/4" long, irregulaly shaped, top lip 2-parted, lower lip 3-parted; inflorescence a 4"-16" spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers from the ends of the branches; blooms July-Oct.
Leaf:mostly stalkless, broad, oblong
Habitat: sun to partial sun; disturbed sites, woods, forests

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