Lobelia puberula Lobelia puberula
- Downy Lobelia
Lobelia puberula, or downy lobelia, is a perennial herbaceous wildflower in the Bellflower family native to eastern and south central United States. It is the most common blue-flowered Lobelia in the Southeast.
The blooms have one white mark (vs. two on Great Blue Lobelia), and the flowers seem be on one side.
Regions: Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal plains
Seasons of Interest:
Blooms: Late summer/fall Nut/Fruit/Seed: Fall
Wildlife Value: This plant is frequently damaged by deer. Its flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Bees are pollinators of this plant.
Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems:
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Native Plant
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- Hairs Present:
- Stem Is Aromatic: