Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


854

Forb
Annual
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in fields, meadows, gardens, open woodlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue-violet/ Bluish-white
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 inflata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia inflata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-06-008:
Lobelia inflata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian-tobacco, Pukeweed