Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower

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Historical Uses:

The Cherokee Nation used compounds for pain and poultices of leaves for headaches, infusions of roots for worms, rheumatism, and stomach trouble. Infusions of leaves were also used to treat colds

  • Listing ID: 3074
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-5
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required, light required for germination
  • Bloom Time: May-October
  • Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Prefers partial shade
  • Latin Name: Lobelia cardinalis
  • Common Name: Cardinal Flower
  • Eco-Region: 251