Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Gattinger's Lobelia
Lobelia gattingeri
Family: Campanulaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5T4
State Rank: S1

Limestone glades and prairies.

Species Description:
Annual or biennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Flowers are deep blue and lack a slit/opening at the tube base. The calyx lobes lack auricles and are 2-4 mm in fruit (not inflated). Stems are glabrous.

Timber removal may be beneficial and even needed to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species. Hand removal of trees in the vicinity of the population is necessary to avoid impacts from timber operations. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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