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