Lobelia meaning

lō-bēlē-ə, -bēlyə
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Any of numerous plants of the genus Lobelia, having terminal racemes of variously colored flowers with a bilabiate corolla.
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Any of a genus (Lobelia) of annual or perennial plants of the bellflower family, having white, blue, or red flowers of very irregular shape.
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A member of the genus Lobelia, flowering plants in the Lobeliaceae family containing many species, some of which are garden plants.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Campanulaceae "” the lobelias.
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Origin of lobelia

  • New Latin Lobelia genus name after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist and physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition