Spiked Lobelia is an upright, smooth to slightly hairy
perennial, with stems that usually branch at the top. Its preferred
habitat is stream banks and moist places. Distribution is throughout
the Escambia region.
The leaves are alternate on the stem, consisting of one
whole part, sessile or nearly so, oblong to widest at the middle,
with margins toothed or nearly smooth. The leaf tip is obtuse
and the base is wedge-shaped.
The flowers are arranged in racemes. Each flower is bisexual
in nature, not symmetrical in form. The calyx is five lobed and
the corolla is bilabiate, with the upper lip being two-lobed
and the lower lip being three-lobed. The color is light to dark
Fruit is a capsule.
Other names by which the plant is known are Pale-Spike
Lobelia and Rough-Spiked Lobelia.