Cherokee Blue Tea

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$53.50
lorilee

Sumner, United States

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Small 8.0" x 10.7"
Medium 12.0" x 16.0"
Large 16.0" x 21.3"
X large 20.0" x 26.7"

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  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

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Artist's Description

Blue Lobelia found on a small prairie at the North Woods Park in northeast Iowa.

BLUE LOBELIA

Perennial

Height: 1-3 feet

Family: Campanulaceae – Bellflower family

Flowering Period: August, September,October

Stems: Erect, stout, simple or sometimes branched, leafy, glabrous or slightly hairy.

Leaves: Alternate, simple, oblong to lanceolate, 1 to 6 inches long, .25 to 1.75 inch wide, glabrous or slightly pubescent; margins irregularly toothed; tips pointed; upper leaves reduced in size.

Inflorescences: Racemes, 4 to 20 inches long, 3-60-flowered, terminal; bracts leaf-like below, reduced above.

Flowers: 5-lobed; calyx bell-shaped, glabrous or bristly hairy, lobes persistent; corollas about 1 inch long, bright blue to pale blue with white stripes at throat; lower lobes 3, prominent; upper lobes 2, erect or curving backward.

Fruits: Capsules, spherical to cup-shaped, about 1/4 inch long; seeds oval, chestnut-brown.

Habitat: Moist soils of seeps, marshes, and stream banks.

Comments: The Cherokee steeped leaves of blue lobelia to make teas used to treat colds, fevers, and rheumatism.

Blue lobelia is related to cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis).

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