Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


856

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in bottomlands, moist forests, ditches, wet meadows, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue (rarely 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 siphilitica var. siphilitica   FAMILY Campanulaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-06-002:
Lobelia siphilitica   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Great Blue Lobelia