Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated April 2019.
Scientific name: Lobelia inflata L.
Common name(s): Indian-tobacco, Indian tobacco, puke-weed, bladder-pod lobelia
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-branched hairy stems
-sessile toothed leaves
-birds are attracted to their nectar
-foraging species for wildlife
USDA. “Plant Guide: INDIAN TOBACCO.” Plant Guide, 2005, plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_loin.pdf.