Taxon  Report   10072 
Lobelia cardinalis  L.
Lobelia cardinalis
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Lobelia cardinalis
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Lobelia cardinalis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Lobelia cardinalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lobelia cardinalis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Lobelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis ssp. graminea
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. graminea
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. meridionalis
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. multiflora
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. phyllostachya
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. propinqua
PLANTS: Lobelia fulgens
PLANTS: Lobelia splendens
More information about  Lobelia cardinalis
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This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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