Lobelia puberula
downy lobelia

Lobelia puberula

lobelia puberula
Lobelia puberula
photos courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Lobelia puberula
Common name: downy lobelia
Group: dicot
Family: Campanulaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 48"
Foliage: alternate, small teeth, irregularly spaced; hairy on underside; stem covered with soft hairs
Flower: irregular; blue with white centers
Flowering time: late summer to mid-fall
Habitat: moist open sandy ground
Range in New Jersey: southern to central Jersey; lower part of Cape May peninsula, north along coast to Beesley's Pt., locally to Manahawkin; also locally in Cumberland, Salem, Monmouth and Mercer counties
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. New Jersey is its northern limit. Not a listed plant in New Jersey, but a nice find.
bee pollinated