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Glade lobelia
Lobelia glandulosa
Campanulaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 1-2 feet in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States and Maryland south to the Monroe County Keys. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Wet pinelands, marshes and swamps.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Dark blue.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1993
Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1997
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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