Lobelia gibbosa

Common name: 

Tall Lobelia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Snowfields, East Gippsland (BCEHJKNPRVWZ) also ?WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Tea-tree heath1

Flower description:



Erect annual herb to 500 mm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leaves that are not toothed and flowers that are on one side of the flower spike1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria