Lobelia kalmii L. - Bog Lobelia


 

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Lobelia kalmii - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Lobeliaceae

Habitat

 Calcareous fens. Moist sand flats.

Associates

In fens with Aster borealis, Aster puniceus firmus, Calamintha arkansana, Cirsium muticum, Eupatorium maculatum, Gentiana procura, Lysimachia quadriflora, Lythrum alatum, Panicum flexile, Parnassia glauca, Pedicularis lanceolata, Potentilla fruticosa, Senecio aureus, Solidago ohioensis, Solidago ridellii.

Distribution

 

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial. Stems leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, less than 3mm wide. Flowers small; corollas pale blue with a white spot on the lower lip, 5-lobed; stamens 5.

Notes

Flowers mid July to early November.

Wetland indicator: Obligate

Often found growing at the edge of flowing, calcareous springs.  

Bibliography

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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