Lobelia Fast Facts
image by Jennifer Anderson, USDA-NRCS Plants Database
Lobelias are a large genus of plants belonging to the bell flower family. They have become popular garden and bedding plants. Wild lobelias, like the bright red cardinal flower, are a favorite for wildflower enthusiasts.
Lobelia cardinalis group (photo byTim Ross)
Lobelia flowers are small and tubular shaped. Colors range from shades of red and pink to blue, purple, yellow and white.
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