Lobelia spicata Lam.
Family: Campanulaceae
pale-spike lobelia,  more...
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Lobelia: after Matthias de l'Obel (1538-1616), a Flemish botanist; also written as Matthias von Lobel
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb, unbranched, delicate, often hairy especially toward the bottom
Leaves: hairy, broadly-oblong to lance-like getting smaller toward the top
Flowers: pale blue to white, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" long, irregularly shaped, top lip 2-parted, lower lip 3-parted; inflorescence a crowded, long, slender, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruits: not inflated
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, meadows
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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James R. Sime  
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Marcie O'Connor  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Damon A. Smith  
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Christopher Noll  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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