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Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
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Family: Campanulaceae (Bluebell)
Height: 1 to 4 ft.
Blooms: August to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny River Trail
More photos of this flower
- Indian Tobacco
Lobelia flowers are much larger, and a bright blue. Indian tobacco flowers are very pale and tiny.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.