Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Lobelia floridana Chapman. Florida Lobelia. Hab: Wet pine savannas and flatwoods, depression ponds. Dist: S. GA (Jones & Coile 1988) and Panhandle FL west to LA; disjunct in se. NC (historically). McVaugh (1936) reports this species for Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC, based on a collection by MacFarlane in 1909 (PENN). The specimen is correctly identified and there is a written account of MacFarlane visiting the site on the label in 1909, so the record is plausible.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Fl7, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, Tx, WH3, McVaugh (1936a), Spaulding & Barger (2016)

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