Taxon  Report   4937 
Lobelia cardinalis  L.  var. pseudosplendens  McVaugh
Cardinal flower,  Scarlet lobelia
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Lobelia cardinalis var. pseudosplendens, 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 var. pseudosplendens
© 1976 Alan Resetar
Genus: Lobelia
Parent Record Lobelia cardinalis
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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Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Lobelia cardinalis
More information about  Lobelia cardinalis var. pseudosplendens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Mar 22, 2018).

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