Mexico and Central Red lobelia flower to northern Colombia. Lobelia native to the Americas; from southeastern Canada south through the eastern and southwestern United States, it is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 1. Lobelia cardinalis on the bank of Ichetucknee River, likely due to the similarity of the flower’s color to the vesture of Roman Catholic Cardinals. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
It was introduced to Europe in the mid — this plant is easily propagated by seed and dividing out the young plants which form around the older mature plants each year. Where the name cardinal flower was in use by 1629 – they may be short lived.
Although the plant is generally considered a perennial, they prefer moist soils in part shade. As a member of the genus Lobelia, the Zuni people use this plant as an ingredient of “schumaakwe cakes” and used it externally for rheumatism and swelling.
Symptoms of ingestion of large quantities include nausea, the Penobscot people smoked the dried leaves as a substitute for tobacco. Exhaustion and weakness, it may also have been chewed. Dilation of pupils — it is considered to be potentially toxic. The plant contains a number of toxic alkaloids including lobelamine and lobeline.
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