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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 31 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Cincinnati

  • State

    Ohio

  • Posted by

    Joseph_Cincinnati

Notes:

I took the evening photo in early July; the others are from late August. The plant is about 18″ tall. It has alternate, slightly toothed, pinnately veined leaves and a hairy stem. The flowers are small — white with a violet or blue tinge. The seed pods are little balls. Petioles are absent. I thought that it might be in the Lepidum family, but it doesn’t match any photos that I have found online (there are no flat little wafer leaves).

Comments

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Maybe a species of Lobelia. Yours might be either bladder-pod lobelia aka indian-tobacco (Lobelia inflata) or pale-spiked lobelia (Lobelia spicata). I am guessing L. inflata?. You can get information on both to compare with the link below. https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/lobelia/inflata/

    September 1st, 2015 at 11:52am

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