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Vick, Albert F. W.
Lobelia siphilitica var. siphilitica L.
Great blue lobelia
USDA Symbol: LOSIS2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NS USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
BenefitWarning: 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.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff