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Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis


Beautiful, bright red flowers that have three spreading lower petals and two upper petals that are united into a tube at the base.


On the edge of a small pond in a deciduous forest.


In the past, this has been one of the few locations that I can consistently find cardinal flower each summer. Sadly, the abundance gets less each year. This summer, there was only this one plant left growing by this pond. Over picking this gorgeous wildflower has resulted in its scarcity.

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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.56, Long: -73.23

Spotted on Jul 26, 2017
Submitted on Dec 11, 2017

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