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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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Blue False Indigo

Baptisia australis
Blue false indigo is a native bushy perennial with three-parted compound leaves and showy, upright stalks of blue pea flowers. The seedpods are inflated and turn black upon maturity, and the seeds rattle around in the dry pods.

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Blue False Indigo

Blue false indigo is a native bushy perennial with three-parted compound leaves and showy, upright stalks of blue pea-flowers. The seedpods are inflated and turn black upon maturity, and the seeds rattle around in the dry pods.

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Blue False Indigo (Flower)

The flowers of blue false indigo are showy, blue to violet, and have the typical pea-family configuration. They are arranged on upright racemes that can be 12 inches long. This species blooms May-June.

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Blue Phlox (Wild Sweet William)

Phlox divaricata
A common, eye-catching native spring wildflower, blue phlox is found nearly statewide.

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Blue Phlox (Wild Sweet William)

A common, eye-catching native spring wildflower, blue phlox, or wild sweet William, is found in forests nearly statewide.

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Blue Vervain

Blue vervain is a tall, slender, erect perennial with branching stems and rough hairs. Flowers in many terminal spikes, deep purple, violet, light lavender, or rarely white. The flowers are tubular, 5-lobed, opening from the base of the spikes upward.

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Blue Vervain

Verbena hastata
Blue vervain is a tall, slender, erect perennial with branching stems and rough hairs. Its tubular flowers are clustered in many terminal spikes, and can be deep purple, violet, light lavender, or rarely white.

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