Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Campanulaceae
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal-flower)
Flower colorred
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorblue
Flowering datesAug
HabitatWetlands
LocalityLower south side
DescriptionThis is one of the few plants in the Range with red flowers. The flowers, which have a three lobed lower lip, are produced at the end of a leafy stalk that can be 2 - 4 feet tall. The style and stamens project beyond the corolla tube.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS