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Glade lobelia
Lobelia glandulosa
Campanulaceae


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.
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.


 


Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton