Friday, September 21, 2007

Blue Beauty

Can someone please tell me what this little beauty is? I thought it was lobelia, but no, no sharp heat in the nostrils. It's mild and sweet, like a salad green. Stunning in the woods, hiding under the brush like a shy maiden!

3 comments:

Kiva Rose said...
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jim mcdonald said...

actually, it is a lobelia - Lobelia syphilitica. As your tasting showed, it doesn't make a good substitute for Lobelia inflata (I really don't think any of the other Lobelia's I've tasted do).

here's a page with more ID info:
http://www.missouriplants.com/Bluealt/Lobelia_siphilitica_page.html

blessings...

Ananda said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much! I was baffled since it is so clearly a lobelia - visually - but in such a shady spot and without any heat. I guess I have only spent the time with L Inflata, assuming other L's have heat too. silly. ~A