Calflora
Taxon  Report   10073    
Lobelia dunnii  Greene
Dunn's lobelia
Lobelia dunnii
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lobelia dunnii
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
Lobelia dunnii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Lobelia dunnii
© 2017 Trevor Schalla
Family: CAMPANULACEAE  
Genus: Lobelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Palmerella debilis
More information about  Lobelia dunnii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LODU)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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