BAY LOBELIA (Lobelia feayana)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BAY LOBELIA (Lobelia feayana)

Endemic to Florida. More violet than blue.

EXTREMELY tiny, easily overlooked. I found this one just to the side of the currently dry culvert by my driveway.

Learn: http://wildflowers.jdcc.edu/Dwarf%20Lobelia.html

http://www.regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Lobefeay

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Lobelia

The following photo better reflects its color.

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