Lobelia kalmii
(Kalm's Lobelia)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Kalm's Lobelia, Ontario Lobelia, Brook Lobelia
    Synonyms: Lobelia strictiflora
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 6
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Lobelia kalmii, or Kalm's Lobelia, is native to the northern tier of states in the United States. It grows in moist ditches, as well as fens and beaches, and sometimes in rocky openings near lakes and other bodies of water. It blooms in late summer and early fall, with medium sized blue flowers that have a white center.

This species, in addition to the fact that it is a northern species, can be identified by its short stature - usually only average about 10 inches high or so - the white centers of its flowers, and the wispy nature of its stem and the small leaves on it.

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