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Lobelia kalmii L.
Synonym(s): Lobelia kalmii var. strictiflora, Lobelia strictiflora
USDA Symbol: LOKA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: NB
BenefitUse Wildlife: Hummingbirds
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, exhaustion and weakness, dilation of pupils, convulsions, and coma. Toxic Principle: Alkaloids lobelamine, lobeline, and others, plus a volatile oil. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
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Record Last Modified: 2013-08-18
Research By: TWC Staff