Botanical name

Lobelia anceps

Family

Lobeliaceae

Synonym (old name)

Lobelia alata
Lobelia anceps
Lobelia anceps
Lobelia anceps
Lobelia anceps
Lobelia anceps
Lobelia anceps

Description

Erect or sprawling perennial up to 40cm, stems are conspicuously winged. Leaves ovate-elliptic (paddle-shaped), entire or slightly dentate; bears racemes of blue, mauve or white flowers, 10mm long.

Latin: anceps = flattened or two-edged: referring to the winged stems.

Habitat

Damp places usually near the coast

Flower Date

November to June