SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lobelia cardinalis
COMMON NAMES: Cardinal Flower
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sep
- Nectar of the flowers attracts the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird & various Swallowtail butterflies.
- Larger bumblebees will steal nectar through slits in the tubular corolla.
- Seeds are too small to be of much interest to birds.
- Mammalian herbivores usually do not eat this plant because of the toxic white latex in the foliage.