Lobelia boykinii
Boykin's lobelia

Botanical name: Lobelia boykinii
Common name: Boykin's lobelia
Group: dicot
Family: Campanulaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1.5' - 2.5'
Foliage: long needle like leaves which often fall before plant flowers
Flower: blue to white flowers
Flowering time: May - July
Habitat: wet sandy spots in Pine barrens, semi-aquatic, reaching northern limit of its range
Range in New Jersey: central Pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: S1; CMP; G2G3 also endangered in Florida
Misc. USDA shows this plant at the northern limit of its range; CPC shows additional occurence in New Hampshire.
This plant is listed for rarity by the Center for Plant Conservation as "critically imperiled throughout its range".
The only Lobelia with rhizomes
Check conservation status and distribtuion on NatureServe