Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

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Description

Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 1′-4′
Color: Dark Blue to Lavender
Bloom: July-September
Flowers: The 1″ flowers are irregular and have 2 lips with 5 lobes. The 5 stamens make a tube around the style. The flowers bloom where the leaves meet the stem.
Leaves: The 2″-6″ alternate leaves are toothed and oblong to lance shaped.

Suggested Uses:

This is an excellent plant for a smaller rain garden. It is attractive to hummingbirds and makes a nice cut flower. This is also an excellent wildflower for shoreline restoration projects!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: Native Americans used it to treat cough, nosebleeds, headache, and colds. Once considered a cure for syphilis. The roots can cause vomiting.
Food Uses:
Other Uses: It is very attractive to hummingbirds.
More Information:
Name: Named for Matthias von Lobel, a 16th century Flemish herbalist.
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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions N/A
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