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Garden Lobelia

Lobelia erinus

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Many pretty blue or white 2-lipped flowers which often overshadow the plant itself.
Fruit:
A fruit capsule, reaching 5 to 8mm. The capsule is filled with numerous tiny seeds. They are so small, they look like dust.
Leaves:
Alternate, oval to oblong leaves, up to 1cm long. The leaves have slightly serrated margins.
Maximum Size:
25cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Very poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Annual Lobelia, Common Lobelia, Dwarf Lobelia, Edging Lobelia, Trailing Lobelia.
Habitats:
Gardens, wasteland.