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Lobelia

Phonetic Spelling
low-BEE-lee-ah
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
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.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lobelia
    Family:
    Campanulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, NC
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
    Lipped
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    White, scarlet, or blue, 5-parted, tubular and irregular-shaped with 2 lips
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, exhaustion and weakness, dilation of pupils, convulsions, and coma.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids lobelamine, lobeline, and others, plus a volatile oil
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems