Great Blue Lobelia

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

Scientific Name: Lobelia siphilitica

Family: Campanulaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Along Streams, Meadows

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Fall

Height: Up to 4 feet

Light: Full sun to deep shade

Soil: Moist

Pollinators: Butterflies, Birds

Other: Mildly poisonous

Description: Great Blue Lobelia is a native wildflower that blooms between August to October in woodlands or meadows near ponds or streams. Growing between 3 to 4 feet tall, the Great Blue Lobelia can grow in full sun to deep shade with moist soil. This photo of a Great Blue Lobelia was taken near the Groundhog Bog at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.