Botanical name

Wimmerella secunda

Family

Lobeliaceae

Synonym (old name)

Laurentia secunda
Wimmerella secunda
Wimmerella secunda

Description

Tufted perennial up to 20cm, puberulous (slightly covered with minute, soft, erect hairs) especially below. Basal leaves oblanceolate-spathulate, margins toothed, upper leaves similar but narrower; flowers secund (to one side), in ascending, sprawling to trailing racemes, white or pale-blue with white markings.

Related to Lobelia but differing in the absence of a split in the corolla tube.

After: Franz E. Wimmer (1881-1961), Viennese botanist and Roman Catholic priest who studied Lobeliaceae.

Habitat

Near water, mainly at low altitudes

Flower Date

November to April