Wild Florida Photo - Lobelia brevifolia - Shortleaf Lobelia

Lobelia brevifolia

Shortleaf Lobelia

Florida native

Liberty Co. FL 11/12/06
Liberty Co. FL 11/12/06

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A frequent wildflower of wet flatwoods, cypress pond margins and bogs in the central and western panhandle. The range extends into Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The distinctive short leaves less than 3 cm (1.2 in.) long help identify this species of lobelia. Another identifying feature is the calyx, with prominent basal auricles extending along the corolla tube.


Lobelia brevifolia is a member of the Campanulaceae - Bellflower family.

Other species of the Lobelia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Lobelia amoena var. glandulifera - SOUTHERN LOBELIA
  Lobelia amoena - SOUTHERN LOBELIA
  Lobelia cardinalis - CARDINALFLOWER
  Lobelia glandulosa - GLADE LOBELIA
  Lobelia paludosa - WHITE LOBELIA

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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