Lobelia reverchonii

(Downy Lobelia)


Lobelia reverchonii, Scrappin’ Valley, Newton Co. 3827


Lobelia reverchonii, Scrappin’ Valley, Newton Co. 3834


Lobelia reverchonii, Scrappin’ Valley, Newton Co. 3828


Lobelia reverchonii, Scrappin’ Valley, Newton Co. 3836

Scientific Name Lobelia reverchonii (Lobelia puberula var. pauciflora) USDA PLANTS Symbol LOPUP
Common Name Reverchon's Lobelia, Downy Lobelia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34530
Family Campanulaceae (Bellflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Moist to wet sandy or loam soils in woods, bogs, marshes, roadsides and ditches.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 40 inches tall, with stems covered with spreading soft hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, linear to linear-oblanceolate, up to 5-1/2 inches long and 5/8 inches wide; blades are sessile and have toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Racemes with 10 or less flowers about an inch apart, each about 1 inch long with blue to bluish-purple tubular 2-lipped blossoms; lower lip has three broad, spreading, recurved lobes; upper lip deeply divided into two narrow, reflexed lobes; stamens are united with a bluish-grey anther tube; calyx lobes are ovate to ovate-lanceolate with tuft of hair at base; pedicels and calyx covered with spreading soft hairs; bracts between flowers are lanceolate and about 1-inch long.
Blooming Period: Fall.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Phylogenetic Relationships of Twenty-One Species of Lobelia" by Wray M. Bowden and iNaturalist.
BONAP Distribution Map

Lobelia puberula var. pauciflora

Map Color Key
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