Lobelia floridana

Family:CAMPANULACEAE
Species:Lobelia floridana Chapman
Common Name:Florida Lobelia
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:LOFL3
Plant Notes:Florida Lobelia is a native herbaceous perennial in the Bellflower family (Campanulaceae). It is native to the southern tier of counties in Alabama. Florida Lobelia occurs in bogs, in flatwood depression ponds, and in water-filled roadside ditches. It often grows in shallow water. Florida Lobelia is a perennial with thick cord-like roots and a short erect caudex. The leaves are chiefly basal with stem leaves few and much reduced in size. Leaves are linear to oblanceolate in outline, glabrous, with entire or crenate margins. The margins of the leaves usually have callosities (a thickened and hardened bump). Flowers are produced in elongate racemes. Individual flowers are pedicellate with a subtending bract and a pair of small bracteoles. The calyx has 5 triangular lobes with small auricles in the sinuses. The corolla is 2-lipped, white to pale blue or pale pink in color, and not fenestrate (with slits along the tube). The fruit is a capsule. Florida Lobelia can be grown from seed sown on the surface of moist potting soil. The plants require constant moisture and full sun.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:Spaulding & Barger (2016) found that all specimens of Lobelia paludosa they examined from Alabama were misidentified and were annotated to L. floridana. Any specimens below that are identified as L. paludosa are most likely misidentified and should be reevaluated and annotated accordingly.
Status:Native, OBL (NWI)
References:Spaulding, D.D. and T.W. Barger 2016. Keys, distribution, and taxonomic notes for the Lobelias (Lobelia,Campanulaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states. Phytoneuron 2016-76: 1–60.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyCAMPANULACEAE - Bellflower family
Genus Lobelia
Species Lobelia floridana Chapman - Florida Lobelia

Citation

Citation LOBELIA FLORIDANA Chapman, Bot. Gaz. 3: 9. 1878.
Basionym: **
Type: FLORIDA

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Lobelia paludosa var. floridana Lobelia paludosa Nuttall, var. floridana (Chapman) A. Gray, Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 393. 1878.Lobelia floridana Chapman 1878. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Covington, Geneva, Mobile, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU115292 Baldwin 11 Aug 1993 D. D. Spaulding
4310
JSU
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0008348 Covington 03 Jun 1952 Davis, D.E.
s.n.
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
AUA000009073 Covington 26 JUL 1968 KRAL, ROBERT
32075
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
USAM000003377 Mobile 08 Jun 1967 Michel G. Lelong
3245
USAM
Lobelia paludosa Nuttall
UWAL0018310 Covington 26 Jun 1991 Kral, R.
79155
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UNA00043229 Mobile 9 Oct 1977 Richard H. Scofield
10
UNA
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0030758 Washington 28 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
78228
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
AUA000026978 Baldwin 19 JUN 2008 BARGER, T. WAYNE
PERD-415
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
TROY000038453 Geneva 25 Aug 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24475
TROY
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UNA00043227 Covington 26 Jul 1968 R. Kral
32075
UNA
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0030622 Covington 26 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
78077
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
USAM000003374 Mobile 17 Jun 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11162
USAM
Lobelia paludosa Nuttall
AUA000009070 Baldwin 26 JUL 1969 MOORE, HAROLD D.
521-69
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
TROY000030936 Covington 3 Jun 1952 Donald E. Davis
s.n.
TROY
Lobelia floridana Chapman
AUA000009072 Covington 8 JUN 1979 COGGINS, W. A.
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
UWAL0044098 Baldwin 01 Sep 2000 McArthur, Jill D.
664
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
UWAL0015158 Geneva 25 Aug 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24475
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UNA00043263 Mobile _ Jul 1879 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Lobelia floridana Chapman
AUA000009075 Mobile 14 SEP 1981 HENDERSON, T.
520
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
UWAL0018979 Geneva 18 Jul 1992 Kral, R.
81218
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
AMAL00022692 Baldwin 27 Aug 2015 T. Wayne Barger
SP#1959
AMAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0030513 Covington 25 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
78003
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
USAM000003376 Mobile 12 Jun 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11146
USAM
Lobelia paludosa Nuttall
AUA000009081 Geneva 18 AUG 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
655
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
USAM000003375 Mobile 10 Jun 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11116
USAM
Lobelia paludosa Nuttall
UWAL0018690 Baldwin 29 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
78213
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
USAM000003378 Baldwin 22 Aug 1979 Michel G. Lelong
10946
USAM
Lobelia paludosa Nuttall
UWAL0038185 Mobile 03 Sep 1972 LeLong, Michel G.
6814
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
TROY000003445 Mobile 29 Oct 1999 Brian H. Martin
370
TROY
Lobelia floridana Chapman
TROY000017049 Geneva 20 Aug 1981 Robert Kral
67753
TROY
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0036201 Mobile 14 Jul 2013 Keener, Brian R.
8044
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0008351 Geneva 20 Aug 1981 Kral, R.
67753
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
JSU115293 Mobile 31 May 1998 D. D. Spaulding
10245
JSU
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0039909 Covington 30 Jul 2017 Diamond, Alvin R.
27896
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
UWAL0019008 Geneva 17 Jul 1992 Kral, R.
81176
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
UWAL0043327 Baldwin 07 Jul 1993 Walker, M.M.
191
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
AUA000009071 Covington 3 JUN 1952 DAVIS, DONALD E.
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
UWAL0043328 Baldwin 13 Sep 2002 Larsen, H.S.
1082
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapm.
UWAL0037587 Covington 13 Jul 1995 Sorrie, B.A.
8489
UWAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
TROY000045413 Covington 30 Jul 2017 Alvin R. Diamond
27896
TROY
Lobelia floridana Chapman
AUA000009074 Mobile 21 JUL 1974 JONES, L. R.
93
AUA
LOBELIA FLORIDANA CHAPMAN
AMAL00013331 Mobile 13 Aug 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12330
AMAL
Lobelia floridana Chapman
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