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cardinal flower

n.
A perennial lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) native to central and eastern North America, having an elongate cluster of showy, brilliant red flowers.
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cardinal flower

n
(Plants) a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers
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car′dinal flow`er


n.
a North American plant, Lobeliacardinalis, of the lobelia family, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster.
[1620–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.cardinal flower - North American lobelia having brilliant red flowerscardinal flower - North American lobelia having brilliant red flowers
lobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
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Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is a closely-related Midwest native that boasts showy spikes of red flowers.
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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a useful list of native rain garden plants by region, such as blue lobelia and cinnamon fern in the Northeast; cardinal flower and giant coneflower in the deep South; and ironweed, monkey flower and big-toothed sunflower in the Midwest.
Oakham botanist Caren Caljouw advises considering many native New England plants that aren't usually in these mixes, such as orange milkweed, New York ironweed, boneset, cardinal flower and wingstem.
Visitors will not find roses, tulips, or zinnias, but they will discover more than 4,000 individual perennials, including native wildflowers like coneflower, cardinal flower, and bee balm, as well as native grasses.
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Farr reveals that in Dickinson's poems and letters, Susan (with whom Emily corresponded for forty years) is assigned characteristics of Shakespeare's Cleopatra and that the poet frequently presents her in the company of cardinal flowers and the "Crown Imperial." "Emily reports herself deeply moved when Susan, her chief or cardinal friend, sends her a cardinal flower," Farr writes.