This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Blue cardinal flower, Cardinal flower, Indian tobacco, Lobelia
- Poisonous Plants
- 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.
- USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, exhaustion and weakness, dilation of pupils, convulsions, and coma
- Toxic Principle:
- Alkaloids lobelamine, lobeline, and others, plus a volatile oil
- 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: 1084