Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Lobeliaceae
Lobelia spicata Lam.
pale-spike lobelia, spiked lobelia
Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
spicata: spiked
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb, unbranched, delicate, often hairy especially toward the bottom
Flower: pale blue to white, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" long, irregularly shaped, top lip 2-parted, lower lip 3-parted; inflorescence a crowded, long, slender, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruit:not inflated
Leaf:hairy, broadly-oblong to lance-like getting smaller toward the top
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, meadows

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