Tuesday, August 25, 2009

100 Species Challenge #64

Specimen #64 Great Blue Lobelia
 Lobelia siphilitica

Photo by me. On a bank of the Raccoon River.

Native to Iowa according to Iowa Living Roadway (hat tip to Maria). I found only one of this forb, several of the monkey flower. The stripes caught my eye. I got pretty frustrated that I was too short to reach the "best" place to get a photograph.

I was surprised to find no active geocaches at Walnut Woods State Park, where this was photographed. The flowers can come in white. As with the monkeyflower, I find a very underwhelming supply of online information.

This plant has been found at Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa, as noted at this site.

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