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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Ephemeral after fire or disturbance 1

Flower Description:

Dark blue 1


Erect annual 15-90 cm high 1

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


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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