Lobelia L.

22 species in Aust. (18 endemic, 2 naturalized); all states and territories

Glabrous, erect or procumbent herbs. Leaves alternate. Flowers in racemes spikes or solitary in the leaf axils, bisexual. Corolla blue purple or white, slit to the base, irregular. Stamens free from the corolla or adnate basally to it; anthers all hairy at the apex or only the two anterior ones hairy at the apex and the posterior ones hairy on the back (Fig. 43). Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a capsule.