Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1-3 ft. H X 12-18 in. W
Irregularly shaped, purple to white flowers; upper lip has 2 lobes; lower lip has 3 lobes; flower spike is often one-sided
Bloom Time Notes:
Alternate; generally has small irregularly spaced teeth; may be hairy, particularly on the underside.
A capsule with small seeds
Bees are pollinators of this plant.
Moist, sandy, open ground; low woods; hammocks; swamps; meadows; open woods.
Division of clumps; seed
Sun or Shade:
Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula) grows in sun to partial shade; prefers consistent moisture.