OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Lobelia puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia puberula var. puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Lobelia puberula var. mineolana

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Lobelia puberula var. simulans

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-006:
Lobelia puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Lobelia, Hairy Lobelia


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JK Marlow    jkm210413_9471

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm190618_9256

June    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Lobelia puberula, Downy Lobelia, Hairy Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm120704_526

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm190719_9954

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm0508g_20b

August    Greenville County    SC

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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    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.

image of Lobelia puberula, Downy Lobelia, Hairy Lobelia

Steve Marlow    snm140816_046

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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

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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.

image of Lobelia puberula, Downy Lobelia, Hairy Lobelia

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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JK Marlow    jkm210903_3239

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210903_3318

September    Greenville County    SC

Margins of calyx lobes ciliate; corolla densely pubescent on the outside, per Keys, distribution, and taxonomic notes for the lobelias of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2016).

image of Lobelia puberula, Downy Lobelia, Hairy Lobelia

JK Marlow    jkm210903_3318b

September    Greenville County    SC

Flowers fenestrate (with a slit or window on each side of the tube near the base), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Lobelia puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia puberula var. puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Lobelia puberula var. mineolana

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Lobelia puberula var. simulans

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-006:
Lobelia puberula   FAMILY Campanulaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

855

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: forests, openings, 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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