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Glade lobelia
Lobelia glandulosa
Campanulaceae
 

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

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

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

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States and Maryland south to the Monroe County Keys. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Wet pinelands, marshes and swamps.

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: Dark blue.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1993
Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1997
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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