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White lobelia
Lobelia paludosa
Campanulaceae
 

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

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

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

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.

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.

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: Pale blue or white.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

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


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1994
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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