Calflora
Taxon  Report   10072 
Lobelia cardinalis  L.
Cardinalflower
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 and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lobelia cardinalis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: CAMPANULACEAE  
Genus: Lobelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities:
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 TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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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 cardinalis var. pseudosplendens
PLANTS: Lobelia fulgens
PLANTS: Lobelia splendens
More information about  Lobelia cardinalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOCA2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2017).

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