Photographer: Merel R. Black
Lobelia inflata L.
Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
|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|