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White lobelia
Lobelia paludosa
Campanulaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-2 feet in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands.
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:
Pale blue or white.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
Chuck McCartney, 1994
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton