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Lobelia rhombifolia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Campanulaceae
Genus  Lobelia
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Subfamily  Lobelioideae
Scientific name  Lobelia rhombifolia
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Similar  Lobelia pratioides, Lobelia heterophylla, Lobelia niihauensis, Lobelia thapsoidea, Lobelia arnhemiaca

Lobelia rhombifolia, commonly known as tufted lobelia, is an annual plant from southern Australia. It is 0.05 to 0.3 metres high and produces purple flowers with a white throat and two recurved upper lobes. These appear at different times across their native range:

  • September to December in Western Australia
  • October and November in South Australia
  • November in Victoria
  • October to February in Tasmania
  • The species was first formally described in 1845 by German botanist Johann Lehmann in Plantae Preissianae.

    In Tasmania the species is classified as "rare" under the Threatened Species Protection Act.


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