Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2896

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Look for it on river and stream margins, in floodplain forests, marshes, bogs, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue-violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
5 stamens, completely united
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lobelia elongata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lobelia elongata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-003:
Lobelia elongata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Lobelia, Streamside Lobelia, Longleaf Lobelia


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image of Lobelia elongata, Purple Lobelia, Streamside Lobelia, Longleaf Lobelia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_loel_001_lvd

        

image of Lobelia elongata, Purple Lobelia, Streamside Lobelia, Longleaf Lobelia

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_l_elongata3_skipper

September    Richmond County    NC

A dense one-sided raceme of up to 40 flowers (seldom fewer than 10), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lobelia elongata, Purple Lobelia, Streamside Lobelia, Longleaf Lobelia

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_l_elongata3_skipperb

September    Richmond County    NC

Corolla 2-2.5cm long, tubular - 2 flaring lobes above, 3 below forming a lip, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.