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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

47. Campanulaceae, the Bellflower Family

2. Lovelia L. -- Lovelia

1. Lobelia kalmii L. -- Kalm's lobelia


Small, erect, essentially glabrous biennial 1-4 dm tall, simple or sparingly branched above, often with a basal rosette of small obovate to oblanceolate leaves. Cauline leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-5 cm long, 1-5 mm wide, blunt to acute-tipped, remotely and obscurely toothed. Racemes rather loose and open, the flowers widely spaced on minutely bracteolate pedicels mostly 4-10 mm long. Calyx lobes linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.5-5 mm long; corolla blue with a white or white-and-yellow center, 7-11 mm long. Late Jul--Sep. Fresh springs, fens, seepage areas and wet meadows; occasional from ne MT and n ND to n and e SD; (Newf. to B.C., s to PA, OH, IL, MN, ND, MT and WA).
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