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Lobelia erinus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Lobelia
Cultivar(s):
Compacta
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Low drought tolerance

Description:
Erect, annual or perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple; flowers white, scarlet, or blue, 5-parted, tubular and irregular-shaped with 2 lips; fruit a capsule.
Season:
Spring to fall
Light:
Sun to partial shade
Color:
Blue; violet; white
Height:
Blue; violet; white
Space:
4 to 6 in.
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, exhaustion and weakness, dilation of pupils, convulsions, and coma
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids lobelamine, lobeline, and others, plus a volatile oil
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
Found in:
Forest or natural area, in moist woods and fields, edge of streams; landscape, in flower gardens, cultivated herbaceous annuals and perennials

NCCES plant id: 100

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