Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lobelia kalmii L. image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski

Robert Bierman

Robert R. Kowal

Janice Stiefel
Family Lobeliaceae
Lobelia kalmii L.
bog lobelia, brook lobelia, fen lobelia, Kalm's lobelia, Ontario lobelia
Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
kalmii: for Pehr Kalm (1715-1779)
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb, mostly hairless
Flower: deep blue to white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" long, irregularly shaped, top lip 2-parted, lower lip 3-parted; inflorescence a loose, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:basal leaves rounded at the tip and narrowing towards the base, stem leaves linear
Habitat: wet; bogs, shores, meadows; in limy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lobelia kalmii L. f. leucantha Rouleau
Lobelia kalmii L. var. strictiflora Rydb.
Lobelia strictiflora (Rydb.) Lunell

         
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