Lobelia inflata L.
Common Name: INDIAN-TOBACCO
Coefficient of Conservatism: 0
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Usually in moist (sometimes dry), often disturbed, ground: roadsides, ditches, borrow pits; trails, openings, and utility line clearings in deciduous forests; fields and meadows; river banks, swamp borders.

Even young or depauperate plants with leaves as narrow as in L. kalmii and L. erinus can be distinguished by the long, irregular hairs at the base of the stem. Furthermore, in L. inflata and L. spicata the minute bracteoles are at the base of the pedicel; in L. kalmii they are near the middle, and in L. erinus they are absent.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clinton County
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=706.