Wild Florida Photo - Lobelia brevifolia

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Lobelia brevifolia

SHORTLEAF LOBELIA

Florida native

 

A frequent wildflower of wet flatwoods, cypress pond margins and bogs in the central and western panhandle. The range extends into Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The distinctive short leaves less than 3 cm (1.2 in.) long help identify this species of lobelia. Another identifying feature is the calyx, with prominent basal auricles extending along the corolla tube.

 
Lobelia brevifolia 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 var. glandulifera - SOUTHERN LOBELIA
  View  Lobelia amoena - SOUTHERN LOBELIA
  View  Lobelia cardinalis - CARDINALFLOWER
  View  Lobelia paludosa - WHITE LOBELIA


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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