Does Lobelia grow wild?

Downy Lobelia is even deer resistant. Often it is found in the wild growing with Joe-pye-weeds, Mistflower, and Goldenrods.

Is Lobelia an invasive species?

I really like this particular variety – it shuffles itself around the planting bed and parks where it is happiest! It is not invasive (like goose-neck loosestrife), just puts a clump or two around the bed. And blooms just when the summer bloomers are fading!

Is Great Blue Lobelia poisonous?

Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, exhaustion and weakness, dilation of pupils, convulsions, and coma.

Are Cardinal plants invasive?

Special characteristics: non-aggressive. non-invasive. native to North America – Wet places in eastern North America.

Is lobelia self seeding?

There are many types of Lobelia. Some are annuals and some are perennials and some are annuals only in northern climates. Annuals will usually self-seed and come back the next year, while perennials will re-sprout from the dormant plant in spring.

Is Blue Lobelia medicinal?

The Cherokee used blue lobelia for a wide range of medicinal applications, including as a remedy for headaches, worms, rheumatism, fever, and syphilis. The Haudenosaunee prescribed an infusion of the smashed plant to fight bewitchment and used it as a gargle for coughs.

What is lobelia herb good for?

Lobelia (Lobelia inflata), also called Indian tobacco, has a long history of use as an herbal remedy for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough. Historically, Native Americans smoked lobelia as a treatment for asthma.

What are the side effects of Lobelia?

Lobelia is considered a potentially toxic herb. It can cause serious side effects, such as profuse sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, rapid heartbeat, mental confusion, convulsions, hypothermia, coma, and possibly even death.

How do you identify Indian tobacco?

Indian Tobacco is pretty easy to identify by the racemes arising from the leaf axils, and the inflated capsules. The Lobelia genus was once in its own Lobeliaceae family, then was moved to the Campanulaceae (Bellflower) family but is now back in Lobeliaceae.

Do cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds?

Cardinal flower is a great perennial for a butterfly garden with moist soil. Watch hummingbirds flock to this native plant’s sugary blooms.