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A native lobelia with showy red flowers- favored by swallowtail butterflies and hummingbirds! Adaptable to soil type, but requires wetter than average conditions. 


Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam, Gravely

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies- particularly swallowtails- bees, and flies. Hosts the pink-washed looper moth. Rarely browsed.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
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