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lo·be·li·a

 (lō-bē′lē-ə, -bēl′yə)
n.
Any of numerous plants of the genus Lobelia, having terminal racemes of variously colored flowers with a bilabiate corolla.

[New Latin Lobelia, genus name, after Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616), Flemish botanist and physician.]

lobelia

(ləʊˈbiːlɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the campanulaceous genus Lobelia, having red, blue, white, or yellow five-lobed flowers with the three lower lobes forming a lip
[C18: from New Latin, named after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist]

lo•bel•ia

(loʊˈbil yə)

n., pl. -ias.
any tall nonwoody plant of the genus Lobelia, having long terminal clusters of two-petaled flowers.
[1730–40; < New Latin, after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelialobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
genus Lobelia - in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Lobeliaceae
cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis, Indian pink - North American lobelia having brilliant red flowers
bladderpod, Lobelia inflata, Indian tobacco - North American wild lobelia having small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic
Lobelia dortmanna, water lobelia - erect perennial aquatic herb of Europe and North America having submerged spongy leaves and pendulous racemes of blue flowers above the water
blue cardinal flower, great lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica - tall erect and very leafy perennial herb of eastern North America having dense spikes of blue flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations

lobelia

[ləʊˈbiːlɪə] Nlobelia f

lobelia

nLobelie f

lobelia

[ləʊˈbiːlɪə] nlobelia

lobelia

n (bot) lobelia
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Tight beds of geranium, calceolaria, and lobelia speckled the glass-plat, from whose centre rose one of the finest araucarias(its other name by the way is "monkey-puzzler"), that it has ever been my lot to see.
I shall hereafter have occasion to show that the exotic Lobelia fulgens, in this part of England, is never visited by insects, and consequently, from its peculiar structure, never can set a seed.
His tortured garden was bright with geraniums and lobelias and polished shells.
Campaigners reacted with fury to the brochure on the council website advertising a proposed sale of land next to Lobelia Avenue.
These "hidden prairies" also contain a stunning diversity of native plants, including wild quinine, spiked lobelia, purple prairie clover, and many others.
SOW begonia, lobelia and salvia seeds in a heated propagator.
LOBELIA HADSPEN PURPLE Hanging baskets and containers the length and breadth of Britain are full of trailing blue lobelia - it's a firm favourite with gardeners.
La lobelia se encuentra como ingrediente de algunos productos para dejar de fumar.
Lobelia would make an ideal replacement for fuchsia in a hanging basket ASK DAVID QMY QI'M HAVING difficulty digging over my garden.
6 At its very best in our "hot garden" right now is Lobelia tupa from Chile.