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Scientific Name: Lobelia cardinalis
Pronunciation: loe-BEEL-yuh kar-dih-NAY-liss
Common Name: cardinal flower
Family Name: Campanulaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stems about 90 cm tall; leaves alternate, lanceolate, reddish-purple; racemes bright, crimson red raceme with 4 cm long bilabiate florets.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Canada - eastern
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google
cardinal flower
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Attenuate
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Red, (Scalet red with reddish-purple bracts (white, pink salomon/ cream and dark red cvs. also exist).)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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