Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)

CARDINAL FLOWER
(Lobelia)
A.K.A.
Lobelia or Indian Pink
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Cardinal-FlowerCardinal Flower Blooms

Cardinal flower a perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 4 ft tall and is found in wet places, stream banks, and swamps. The leaves are up to 8 in long and 2 in broad, lanceolate to oval, with a toothed margin. The flowers are usually vibrant red, deeply five-lobed, up to 4 cm across; they are produced in an erect raceme up to 28 in tall during the summer to fall. Forms with white and pink flowers are also known.

Distribution:
Cardinal flower is a species of Lobelia native to the Americas, from southeastern Canada south through the eastern and southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America to northern Colombia.

Toxic Principle:

Lobeline
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Poisoning Symptoms include:
Depression, diarrhea, vomiting, excessive salivation, abdominal pain, heart rhythm disturbances.

IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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