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Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
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Family: Campanulaceae (Bluebell)
Height: 2 to 4 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
More photos of this flower
- Fire Pink
Fire pink is radially symmetrical, while cardinal flower is markedly asymmetrical, with three lower petals and two lateral petals.
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.