Definition of Great lobelia
1. Noun. Tall erect and very leafy perennial herb of eastern North America having dense spikes of blue flowers.
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Literary usage of Great lobelia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"I*, syphilitic«, great lobelia or blue cardinal-flower, lingers in bloom until late in October and sometimes attains in the south astonishing height and ..."
2. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"great lobelia. Lobelia syphilitica. Lobelia Family. ternate ; ovate to lance-shaped ; thin ; irregularly toothed. Flowers.— Stem. ..."
3. The Practical Flower Garden by Helena Rutherfurd Ely (1911)
"The Cardinal Flower seen growing beside all mountain lakes and streams is a rich, fiery red, while the great lobelia has tall spikes of blue or white ..."
4. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"great lobelia; Blue Cardinal-flower (Lobelia syphilitica) Bellflower family Flowers—Bright ... The handsome great lobelia, constantly and invidiously com- ..."
5. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"great lobelia. BLUE LOBELIA Lobelia syphilitica. Stem. ... great lobelia. Lobelia Syphilitica. Flowers.—Borne in a long, dense, leafy spike which is six to ..."