Jul 27 2009

Summer’s Here: Cardinal Flower

Published by at 7:41 am under Phenology,Plants

Cardinal Flower (photo by Tim Vechter)

Looking for something beautiful and red?  Then you'll enjoy finding Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) in bloom this month. 

Cardinal flower grows in wet places and is quite a hummingbird favorite.  I too love its deep, red color. 

You can find it along the Butler-Freeport Trail south of Cabot, in the woods at Jennings Environmental Center and in many other places in western Pennsylvania.  Check the creek sides, look in the shady places.  It's worth a hike to find it.

(photo by Tim Vechter)

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2 Responses to “Summer’s Here: Cardinal Flower”

  1. Patsyon 28 Jul 2009 at 7:41 am

    Really do love this flower. Have some growing in my garden with the Bee Balm and the hummingbirds love it. The red is truly very vivid. Makes a great companion to a plant I purchased last year. It has a white flower and I do believe it was called a white lobelia. Quite a pretty combination.

  2. Libby Strizzion 30 Jul 2009 at 10:13 am

    I used to have this plant, and loved its vivid red color. If I could find one at a local nursery, is it too late now to plant it?

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