Lobelia kalmii L.
Common Name: KALM'S LOBELIA, BROOK LOBELIA, BOG LOBELIA
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Lobelia kalmii B. S. Walters

A calciphile of moist, sandy, gravelly, or marly shores, ditches, meadows, marshes, interdunal hollows; clay banks, fens, cedar and tamarack swamps; rock crevices, ledges, and pools. Often locally abundant, forming carpets of colorful blue.

The corolla is blue with a white “eye,” sometimes quite pale and occasionally all white [f. leucantha Rouleau]. Depauperate plants of L. inflata or L. spicata may sometimes be confused with this species or L. erinus.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=707.