Wild Florida Photo - Lobelia amoena

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Lobelia amoena

  var.  glandulifera

SOUTHERN LOBELIA

Florida native

 

An occasional wildflower of the central and western panhandle plus Marion County. The range extends throughout the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana to Virginia, plus Tennessee.
The lavender zygomorphic flowers are two lipped. The upper lip is split longitudinally with the tips erect. The lower lip is three-lobed with a pale or white center. Stem leaves are elliptic to ovate or oblanceolate, over 1 cm (0.4 in.) wide and usualy more than 3 cm (1.2 in.) long. The stem and leaves are glabrous, or with only a few inconspicuous trichomes. The caylx lobes are narrow and extending out away from the base of the corolla. In this, the glandulifera variety, the calyx lobes have glands along the margins. The margins of the amoena variety of this species have entire calyx margins without glands.

 
Lobelia amoena is a member of the Campanulaceae - Bellflower family.

Other species of the Lobelia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Lobelia glandulosa - GLADE LOBELIA
  View  Lobelia amoena - SOUTHERN LOBELIA
  View  Lobelia cardinalis - CARDINALFLOWER
  View  Lobelia paludosa - WHITE LOBELIA
  View  Lobelia brevifolia - SHORTLEAF LOBELIA