lobelia[lō bēl′yə, -bē′lē ə]
any of a genus (Lobelia) of annual or perennial plants of the bellflower family, having white, blue, or red flowers of very irregular shape
Origin of lobeliaModern Latin after Lobelius, Latinized name of Matthias de L'Obel (1538-1616), Flemish botanist
Any of numerous plants of the genus Lobelia, having terminal racemes of variously colored flowers with a bilabiate corolla.
Origin of lobeliaNew Latin Lobelia, genus name, after Matthias de Lobel, (1538–1616), Flemish botanist and physician.