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Lobelia

Flower
Family Lobeliaceae
Name Lobelia Spp.
Etymology
Lobelia Named after Mathias de L'Obel, 16th century Belgian botanist.

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Bedding Lobelia
Cardinalal Flower
  See also:  Ornamentals

Lobelia is a large genus of annual and perennial plants, ranging in size from the small annuals to the giants on Mount Kenya. Two commonly cultivated lobelias are the bedding lobelia (L. erinus) and cardinal flower (L. cardinalis).

Warning All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 Bedding Lobelia


Flower
Name Lobelia erinus
Common Names Bedding Lobelia, Annual Lobelia

This annual bedding lobelia is raised from Lobelia erinus. There are two generic growth forms, compact and trailing. The compact forms are suitable for garden beds and edging. Trailing forms are suitable for hanging basket as well as to create a more rustic look in the garden.



Flower

Flowers

White

 Cardinalal Flower

Name Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is an easy to grow herbacious perennial. The purple flowers are sure to brighten up any Summer garden.



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