Lobelia nuttallii
Nuttall's lobelia

Lobelia nuttallii
Lobelia nuttallii
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Lobelia nuttallii
Common name: Nuttall's lobelia
Group: dicot
Family: Campanulaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1-5'
Foliage: leaves linear entire, or sparingly toothed. Distinguished from the more rare L. canbyi by the lack of an inflated ovary.

difference between Lobelia canbyi and Lobelia nuttallii

Flower: small, 1/3" long, light blue, 2-lipped, upper lip with 2 lobes and lower lip with lobes; 2 small green spots at the base of the lower lip
Flowering time: late June to October
Habitat: wet, low, sandy soil
Range in New Jersey: throughout the Coastal Plain and north to Middlesex county
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. L. nuttallii is rare in New York, extirpated in Pennsylvania, and threatened in Kentucky.