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Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis


About a meter tall with deeply lobed red flowers.


Spotted in a moist overgrown meadow.


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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Conway, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 35.06, Long: -92.51

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

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