Taxon: Lobelia inflata L.

Genus: Lobelia
Family: Campanulaceae
  Subfamily: Lobelioideae
Nomen number: 22466
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:931. 1753
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Oct-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of alpha-lobeline (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - New Brunswick
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia


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