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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lobelia amoena   FAMILY Campanulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia amoena var. amoena   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-004:
Lobelia amoena   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lobelia amoena

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Lobelia


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image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

Jim Welch    jim210825_173355

August    Henderson County    NC

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

Jim Welch    jim210825_173526

August    Henderson County    NC

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

Jim Welch    jim210825_173558

August    Henderson County    NC

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

Jim Welch    jim210825_180919

August    Henderson County    NC

Lvs elliptic, ovate or broadly lanceolate; apex rounded, obtuse or short acute, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

Jim Welch    jim210825_181051

August    Henderson County    NC

All calyx segments entire, not toothed (ignore leafy bract), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

Sam Pratt    sbp_0925

August    Henderson County    NC

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210907_003570

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

May be confused w less pubescent forms of L. puberula, but ...

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210907_03569

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

...corolla lacks hair and calyx lobes are often spreading or flexuous, per Keys, distribution, and taxonomic notes for the lobelias of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2016).

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3566

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf margins toothed, shallowly crenate or almost entire, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3567

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3571

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3572

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lobelia amoena, Southern Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm211012_4272

October    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lobelia amoena   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia amoena var. amoena   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-004:
Lobelia amoena   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lobelia amoena

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in NC Piedmont)

Habitat: marshes, streambanks, seeps, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

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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