Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2896

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Look for it on river and stream margins, in floodplain forests, marshes, bogs, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue-violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
5 stamens, completely united
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lobelia elongata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia elongata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-06-003:
Lobelia elongata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Lobelia