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Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula Michx.)

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A perennial lobelia, native to the southeastern U.S. Common in much of its range. Named for its downy leaves.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

Description & Identification

Flower color highly variable; usually described as blue, but ranging from white through blue-purple to pink and often exhibiting more variability in a single population than is typical among lobelias.

Lobelia puberula (Downy Lobelia) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Lobelia puberula | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Lobelia puberula | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Lobelia puberula | Missouri Plants (About This Site)

Downy Lobelia | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)

Lobelia puberula Michaux (Downy Lobelia) | Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora (About This Site)

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