15th March - Lobelia gibbosa - Tall Lobelia

Lobelia gibbosa

Annual herb with a tap root scarcely developed and one to few stiffly erect stems rarely taller than 30 cm.

Flowers October - March.

Can easily be overgrown by more vigorous species. As an annual it requires suitable eventing to allow it to set seed occassionaly.

An interesting plant in that the bottom of the plant is dead and dry by the time it flowers. It therefore goes through the entire flowering and seed setting period using the energy stored within the plant. It can be very easily introduced to an area simply by moving it to where it is required while it is flowering.