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Stoneman Lake area - ML

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Lobelia anatina - Apache lobelia

Other Common Names: mountain lobelia, southwestern blue lobelia
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Campanulaceae

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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Lobelia anatina is a middle to upper elevation herb that grows in moist meadows. Visited by bees and hummingbirds.
Height: 18 inches


Habitat Description: Moist mountain meadows, marshy places, and along streams.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 5500 - 9000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Blue to purple     Shape: Irregular not in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Jul - Oct
Description: Deep lavender; 2 smaller upper lobes, crossed, 3 larger flaring lower lobes; to 3/4 inch wide and long, with about 8 flowers on a slender erect stem.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: Y
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Lance-shaped to linear, toothed; to 3 inches long.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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