Campanulaceae or Bellflower Family
Small plant, 1/2 to 3 feet tall. Leaves not opposite
each other, egg-shaped, toothed. Flowers small, pale blue
to lavender. The flowers are tubular and have two lips,
the upper lip has two lobes and the lower lip has three (which
is typical of all lobelias). The fused sepals inflate in
the fruit. Blooms in summer.
Weedy native of fields and waste places. Easily
overlooked, but can be found in the meadows of Wildwood,
including near the Outdoor Classroom.
Easily identified by its small, pale blue flowers and