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Lobelia erinus L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Lobelia L. (ミゾカクシ)
Rurimizokakushi (ルリミゾカクシ, 瑠璃溝隠), edging lobelia
Rurichousou (ルリチョウソウ, 瑠璃蝶草)
Lifeform: short, perennial forb ≤ 20 cm tall (treated as annual in temperate regions for gardening)
Origin: southern Africa (Malawi - Namibia - South Africa)
Habitat: mesic grasslnads and wetlands (湿原)
Stem: prostrate or scrambling
Chromosome number: 2n = 28 or 42
Use: gardening (as bedding plant)
Cultivars: not only blue but also white, pink and red flowers

blue moon, gracilis, crystal palace, sapphire, rosamund, riviera rose, and many other cultivars

Synonyms (USDa):

Lobelia erinoides L.


Lobelia erinus in Hokkaido

[1-3] along a paved road on N21/E3, East Ward, Sapporo, on August 19 2016.