Calflora
Taxon  Report   10072    
Lobelia cardinalis  L.
Cardinalflower
Lobelia cardinalis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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
© 2016 Wynn Anderson
Family: CAMPANULACEAE  
Genus: Lobelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis ssp. graminea
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. graminea
PLANTS: Lobelia cardinalis var. meridionalis
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More information about  Lobelia cardinalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOCA2)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).