Lobelia rhombifolia

Common Name:

Tufted Lobelia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (DEJKNPT) also WA, SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Ephemeral appearing often in abundance after disturbance (such as fire). Rocky or sandy sites in open forests 1

Flower Description:

Dark blue 1


Erect annual herb to 35 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has 1-4 flowers in an inflorescence and lacks hairs on the stems and leaves 1


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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