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Cardinal Flower

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Lobelia cardinalis

Flower Description:

Crimson red tubular flowers, upper lip split into 2 lobes, lower into 3 lobes. A Hummingbird favorite.

Season BloomJuly-Sept
HabitatPart shade to sun, moist sandy loamy soils, wet meadows, open woods.
Leaf DescriptionLong spear shaped leaves coarsely toothed , hairless tapering to a sharp tip
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun