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|Family: Campanulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lobelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lobelia cardinalis L. var. pseudosplendens McVaugh
Habit: Biennial, short-lived perennial herb. Stem: erect, 4--20 dm, < 1.5 cm diam, purple-red. Flower: corolla glabrous, red (white), tube 15--20 mm, upper sinus >> lateral; anther tube 3.5--4.5 mm, triangular bristle at tips of 2 shorter anthers 0. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Stream bottoms; Elevation: 450--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnGb, SnBr, PR, DMtns (Panamint Range); Distribution Outside California: to western Texas, Mexico. Toxicity: Seriously TOXIC, especially when used as a home remedy. Flowering Time: Aug--Oct
Unabridged Note: Incl by McVaugh in Lobelia cardinalis subsp. graminea (Lam.) McVaugh, with 3 other varieties including Lobelia cardinalis var. multiflora (Paxton) McVaugh (pls with dense, short hairs throughout, leaves lanceolate to ovate, probably not in California).
eFlora Treatment Author: Tina Ayers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lobelia
Next taxon: Lobelia dunnii var. serrata
Citation for this treatment: Tina Ayers 2017. Lobelia cardinalis var. pseudosplendens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=60969, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.