Lobelia simplicicaulis

Common name: 

Tall Lobelia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DJKNPRSTVWYZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Ephemeral after fire or disturbance1

Flower description:

Dark blue1


Erect annual 15-90 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The seeds of this species are strongly 3-angled and the stems are red-tinged (at least at the base)1

Image of Lobelia simplicicaulis
Image of Lobelia simplicicaulis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria