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Blue Cardinal Flower (Great Lobelia; Blue Lobelia)

Lobelia siphilitica
A showy, late-blooming native wildflower that grows along streams, ditches, sloughs, and other wet places, blue lobelia has blue or purple tubular flowers with 2 upper lips and 3 lower lips.

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Blue Cardinal Flower (Great Lobelia; Blue Lobelia)

A showy, late-blooming native wildflower that grows along streams, ditches, sloughs, and other wet places, blue lobelia has blue or purple tubular flowers with 2 upper lips and 3 lower lips.

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Blue Cardinal Flower (Great Lobelia; Blue Lobelia) (Closeup)

The blossoms of blue cardinal flower have the typical lobelia shape, with a 2-parted upper lip and 3-divided lower lip. They can be 1 inch long, and the color is light or dark violet, light or dark blue, or lavender; rarely they are white.

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Cardinal Flower

A Missouri native with exceptional landscaping potential, cardinal flower has been named a Plant of Merit for St. Louis and other regional gardeners. The red flowers of this species are attractive to hummingbirds, which are probably the major pollinators. Butterflies visit the flowers, too.

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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flower, a type of lobelia, grows in wet places: along rivers and streams, in openings of bottomland forests, ditches, sloughs, swamps, and lakes. It’s also found in cultivation, where it prefers rich, humusy, medium to wet soils and partial shade.

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Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis
If you're looking for a splash of bright red for a wet place in your yard, this long-blooming Missouri native wildflower might be the plant you're looking for. The rest of us enjoy cardinal flower along streams and rivers, in bottomland forests, in ditches by roads, and in other wet places.

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Spiked Lobelia

A single-stalked perennial with white or pale blue flowers all along the top portion of the stem, spiked lobelia is most common in sunny or grassy habitats like prairies, old fields, forest openings, and glades.

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Spiked Lobelia

Lobelia spicata
A single-stalked perennial with white or pale blue flowers all along the top portion of the stem, spiked lobelia is most common in sunny or grassy habitats like prairies, old fields, forest openings, and glades.

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