Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

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full sun partial shade shade

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 puberula +   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia puberula +   FAMILY Campanulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-06-006:
Lobelia puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Lobelia, Hairy Lobelia


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JK Marlow    jkm120704_526

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_154

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, coarsely to finely dentate to serrate, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_154b

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Lobelia lvs w obscure whitish callus-tipped & oft irregular or divergent teeth, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_160

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_167

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_167b

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_770

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Flowers borne in racemes [thus the terminal flowers mature last], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Steve Marlow    snm140816_046

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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JK Marlow    jkm0409b_27b

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

A fine-hairy stem and a one-sided raceme of purplish-blue flowers 3/4" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0409b_27c

September    Greenville County    SC

Calyx lobes lanceolate, rarely linear, 5-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0409b_28

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdml_puberulab

September        

Flowers lack the inflated tube and striping of L. siphilitica, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_puberula

September