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Lobelia elongata

Lobelia elongata Small

Longleaf Lobelia, Long-leaf Lobelia, Blue Lobelia

Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , DE , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Wet coastal areas.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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 for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 77 - Wildflower Search - Wildflower Identification Website (2020)

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lobelia elongata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lobelia elongata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lobelia elongata


Record Modified: 2021-03-25
Research By: CBR

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