BCP/Lobelia dortmanna

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Lobelia dortmanna

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Profile for Lobelia dortmanna (Water Lobelia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous Forb
Flowers:The flowers are 1–2 cm long, with a five-lobed white to pale pink or pale blue corolla, produced one to ten on an erect raceme held above the water surface.
Foliage:The leaves are linear to oblong, 2.5–7.5 cm long, produced in a basal rosette underwater.
Stem:70–200 cm tall
Growing Conditions:Freshwater, acidic pools
Fruit:The fruit is a capsule 5-10 mm long and 3-5 mm wide, containing numerous small seeds.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Recent Logs
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer

Regional data:
New Hampshire: (native) July, August

Additional images:

Lobelia dortmanna on the right
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This page is a profile for the plant species Lobelia dortmanna, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.