Lobelia berlandieri

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Scientific Name Lobelia berlandieri USDA PLANTS Symbol
LOBE3
Common Name Berlandier's Lobelia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
34509
Family Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Various soil types in fields, moist areas and along streams.
Plant: Annual with smooth, erect or decumbent stems, simple or with multiple branches; up to 2 feet high.
Leaves: Variable stem leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, up to 2 inches long and 1-3/8 inches wide; edges slightly dented to coarsely and irregularly-toothed.
Inflorescence: Racemes up to 10 inches long with several purplish-blue, 5-lobed blossoms 1/2-inch long; lower lip 3-lobed with yellow and white spots at base, upper two lobes narrow and recurved.
Blooming Period: Spring and summer.
References: Plants of Texas Rangelands, "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
Texas Status
Native
POISONOUS

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