Sep. 18, 2019

pale spike lobelia, Lobelia spicata

Pale spike lobelia's name is accurate. The flower spikes are unbranched, lined with pale blue to white flowers. Those flowers are about a quarter inch long. Individually, the plants are not real showy. Given an opportunity they will form a very attractive colony. This one grows in a sandy borrow pit next to a golf course. An opportunity for it, and for us (no, not the golf!). Pale spikes grow in AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI,MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, AB, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, and SK. Lenawee Co MI, 6/18/11.