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Lobelia puberula Michaux. Downy Lobelia, Purple Dewdrop. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Forests, openings. Dist: NJ, se. PA, s. OH,s. IN, s. IL, se. MO, AR, and OK, south to c. peninsular FL and s. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: A number of varieties are sometimes recognized; see synonymy and references.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl7, G, GW2, K4, Mo2, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, McVaugh (1936a), Spaulding & Barger (2016); = Lobelia puberula Michx. var. puberula – Spaulding & Barger (2016); > Lobelia puberula Michx. – McVaugh (1936a); > Lobelia puberula Michx. – McVaugh (1936a); > Lobelia puberula Michx. var. mineolana – F, K1; > Lobelia puberula Michx. var. pauciflora Bush – K3; > Lobelia puberula Michx. var. puberula – F, K1, K3; > Lobelia puberula Michx. var. simulans – F, Il, K1

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 8

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