Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read about Boykin's Lobelia - and a Plea for Rare Species Research from Linda Chafin and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Read more from the South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance.
Read more about Lobelia at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-06-010:
Lobelia boykinii FAMILY Campanulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Cypress ponds and depression meadows, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
5 stamens, completely united
Flowers in a terminal raceme
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p050
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p339
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