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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
References in classic literature ?
His tortured garden was bright with geraniums and lobelias and polished shells.
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.
Use a heated propagator to sow half-hardy annuals and other bedders like antirrhinums, African marigolds, begonias, gazanias and lobelias ?
Whitefriars Housing Association donated the hanging baskets and a selection of geraniums, lobelias and marigolds for the project.
Part-fill the basket with compost then put in a layer of trailing plants such as lobelias, petunias and fuchsias.
Choose from showy petunias, lobelias and busy lizzies or less common kinds like scaevola with violet blue `half flowers', trailing antirrhinums in white or red, felicia daisies with sky-blue petals, bright yellow bidens, white bacopa or osteospermums, which are really perennials but grow well as annuals.
But there are many bigger and more exotic lobelias, and they couldn't be more different from the types used in baskets.
The secret will be to buy partially-grown plug and mini-plants such as white verbenas, lobelias and Nemesia 'Wisley Vanilla', red pelargoniums (geraniums) and blue Lobelia 'Panthera Cobalt' to put in containers and hanging baskets.
The secret will be to buy partially grown plug and mini-plants such as white verbenas, lobelias and Nemesia "Wisley Vanilla", red pelargoniums (geraniums) and blue Lobelia "Panthera Cobalt" to put in containers and hanging baskets.
Lovely Lobelias are the perfect basket and container plants and their tumbling, frothy blooms will create colour wherever you plant them.
Under glass sow vegetable and flower seeds, such as peppers, cucumbers, lobelias and petunias.