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