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Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Description:

About a meter tall with deeply lobed red flowers.

Habitat:

Spotted in a moist overgrown meadow.

Notes:

The Zuni people use this plant as an ingredient of "schumaakwe cakes" and used it externally for rheumatism and swelling. The Penobscot people smoked the dried leaves as a substitute for tobacco. It may also have been chewed.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 35.06, Long: -92.51

Spotted on Sep 11, 2018
Submitted on Oct 8, 2018

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