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Know Your Natives – Downy Lobelia

Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula) of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family is a pubescent, herbaceous perennial bearing showy racemes of blue to lavender flowers. The genus name recognizes Matthias de l’Obel, a Flemish 16th-century physician and botanist who is credited with being the first … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family is a showy herbaceous perennial.  In the U.S., it occurs from California, Nebraska and Minnesota, southward and eastward.  In Arkansas, it occurs statewide.  Cardinal flower is found in year-round moist to … Continue reading

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