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Palespike Lobelia, Pale Spiked Lobelia - Lobelia spicata


Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family Genus Common Name: Lobelia Native Status: NativePerennial Herb
Lobelia spicata - Palespike Lobelia, Pale Spiked Lobelia. Found in most states except the far west, Palespike Lobelia grows 1 to 4 feet tall, with alternating lanceolate leaves that are short relative to the height of the plant.

Found in:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Lobelia spicata

Distribution of Lobelia spicata in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 17 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA Date: 2010-July-10Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
The flowers of Lobelia spicata are pale blue to white, carried in a long terminal spike.
Lobelia spicata

Site: Pigeon Mountain - East, Walker County, GA Date: 2012-July-15Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
These flowers are little more than a 1/4-inch across. While looking at the flowers as I walked, they all appeared to be pure white, but you can see the faint blue coloration in the topmost of the flowers in this photo.
Lobelia spicata

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