Glade Lobelia

Scattered throughout the front section of Big Pine in Brooksville, the Glade Lobelia is a welcoming speck of color throughout the area.

 

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Glade Lobelia | December 2019 | Alice Mary Herden

 

The first collection of this plant was on October 16, 1965, in Hernando Beach.

The Glade Lobelia grows in wet areas, however, the habitat where I took these pictures was more upland pine. Which makes me curious as to why their stalk is so thick, maybe to retain water? This is just a guess. Maybe some more digging I can find out that answer.

 

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Glade Lobelia | December 2019 | Alice Mary Herden

 

One thing about the Glade Lobelia is there are always these white specks on the petals, could be pollen but I am not 100% sure. If I do find out I will update this post.


Links

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LOGL

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