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Bay lobelia
Lobelia feayana

Copyright by: Sabrina Carle, 2019
Riverbend Park, Palm Beach County, Florida Expand

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 6-12 inches in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Endemic to Florida from Broward and Collier counties north to Duval County and the eastern Florida Panhandle. Collected in Miami-Dade County but apparently not native there.

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Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy 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: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Blue.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Spring.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.

Copyright by: Sabrina Carle, 2019
Riverbend Park, Palm Beach County, Florida Expand

Copyright by: Sabrina Carle, 2019
In habitat, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1995
Indian River County

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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