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Plant Details

Lobelia puberula

Downy Lobelia

Scientific Name:

Lobelia puberula

Common Name:

Downy Lobelia

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Size in Feet:

2.5

Light:

Sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic -Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Notes:

Items of note are that the blooms have one white mark (vs. two on the great blue), and the flowers seem be on one side.

Buds and Blooms

These plants were found in a fairly dry sewer easement, although it did puddle up in the tractor ruts.

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Raleigh-Durham area
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Stem with Buds

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Raleigh-Durham area
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Stem with Blooms

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Raleigh-Durham area
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Blooms

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Raleigh-Durham area
© Tom Harville

Blooming Plants

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Black Mountain, late August
© MB Baumeister

Buds and Blooms

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Black Mountain, late August
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Blooms

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Black Mountain, late August
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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