Mexican Cardinal Flower (Lobelia laxiflora)

Manhattan Beach, CA(Zone 11)

Common name: Mexican Cardinal Flower
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Lobelia
Species laxiflora

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Mount Angel, OR(Zone 8a)

Now, I suppose this is common too in California?? I grow an upright lobelia similar to this that is all a deeper red and last year found a deep purple one.

Manhattan Beach, CA(Zone 11)

I saw it growing as a weed where a freeway was being built in the sixties. I saved a sprig and it is growing as a weed in our alley ever since.

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