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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lobelia kalmii L.
USDA Symbol: LOKA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VT , WA , WI , WV Canada: NB
, NS USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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.)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff