Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
This is one of several wetland species of Lobelia that are quite similar, and thus you must take care in the identification. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-003?:
Lobelia elongata FAMILY Campanulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Georgia Lobelia, southern lobelia
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Coastal Plain & NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
5 stamens, completely united
Flowers in a terminal raceme
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