Lobelia

The genus Lobelia comprises a substantial number of large and small annual, perennial and shrubby species, hardy and tender, from a variety of habitats, in a range of colours. Many species appear totally dissimilar from each other. However, all have simple, alternate leaves and 2-lipped tubular flowers, each with 5 lobes. The upper two lobes may b...
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Lobelia

• (n.) A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivi...
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lobelia

<botany> A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. Cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and v...
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Lobelia

(Cardinal Flower, Indian Pink, Lobelia) These are hardy and tender, annuals and perennials that grow wild in various parts of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. There are over 200 species, but comparatively few are grown in the garden. Those mainly grown range in size from the dwarf, compact annuals, which only grow a few inches high, to the pe...
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Lobelia

(from the article `conservation`) ...case of the three honeycreepers described above, however, their extinctions may have followed the destruction of important nectar-producing plants ...
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lobelia

noun any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
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Lobelia

Lo·be'li·a noun [ New Latin So called from Lobel , botanist to King James I.] (Botany) A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata , or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid ...
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lobelia

Any of a group of temperate and tropical plants with white to mauve flowers. Lobelias may grow to shrub size but are mostly small annual plants. (Genus Lobelia, family Lobeliaceae.)
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lobelia

lobelia (lōbēl'yu) , any plant of the genus Lobelia, annual and perennial herbs of tropical and temperate woodlands and moist places. Most lobelias have blue or purple flowers on a long (1–4 ft/30–122 cm), leafy stem. Native North American species, often cultivated as orn...
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Lobelia

Lobelia (named after Matthew Lobel, physician and botanist to James I) is a genus of herbaceous plants belonging to the family Campanulaceae, bearing racemes of flowers with irregular tubular corollas, the limbs being five partite, having a bifid upper lip. They are natives of almost all parts of the world, especially of the warmer parts of America...
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Lobelia

The Lobelia was a Built-built French Lobelia Class corvette of 925 tons displacement launched in 1941 as HMS Lobelia. The Lobelia was powered by two oil-fired boilers providing a top speed of 15.5 knots and carried a complement of 85. She was armed with one 4 inch anti-aircraft gun; two 57 mm anti-aircraft guns; one 40 mm anti-aircraft gun; two 20 ...
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lobelia

Type: Term Pronunciation: lō-bē′lē-ă Definitions: 1. The dried leaves and tops of Lobelia inflata (family Lobeliaceae); lobelia contains several alkaloids: lobeline, lobelamine, lobelanidine, lobelanine, norlobelanine, norlobelanidine, and isolobelanine. The fluid extract and the tincture have been used as an expectorant i...
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lobelia

[n] - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
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