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Lobelia spicata Lam. var. hirtella A.Gray
hairy pale-spike lobelia, pale-spike lobelia, spiked lobelia
Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb, unbranched, often roughly hairy|
|Flower: ||blue to white, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" long, irregularly shaped, top lip 2-parted, lower lip-3 parted; inflorescence a crowded, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July|
|Leaf:||hairy, broadly-oblong to lance-like getting smaller towards the top|
|Habitat: ||dry; prairies, woods, meadows|