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Lobelia siphilitica...Thanks all for the name


Lobelia siphilitica...Thanks all for the name (Lobelia siphilitica)

It is so familiar but I do not remember buying it... and I still have no idea where it came from...



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Now it looks like a Lobelia..which you might have planted there if it was bought as Lobelia cardinalis... but was mislabelled!?

10 Aug, 2014

 

lobelia siphilitica?

10 Aug, 2014

 

Yes, I think it's Lobelia siphilitica too :)

10 Aug, 2014

 

I though that as soon as I saw the first photo.

10 Aug, 2014

 

Its name is curious. I am physician, that is why the plantĀ“s adjective forced me to google on its usage in folk medicine, lol. I found, that it was used by native Americans for treatment of many diseases. However, syphilis was not existing in America and it was imported there, they couldn t use it for this disease. So the name must came from Europeans, who also used it (poultice of the root) in treating boils, ulcers and hard to heal sores...
However, it sounds interesting also from the view of respiratory medicine.

11 Aug, 2014

 

Katarina thank you very much, for this information, most interesting..

11 Aug, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Is this in your water or beside it Angela ? I'm interested to find colorful plants to stand in water ...

12 Aug, 2014

 

You are welcome, DD2. I have learned something,too.

12 Aug, 2014

 

Amy it is beside the pond not in it.

12 Aug, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Angela ....

13 Aug, 2014



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