Lobelia syphilitica 

Great lobelia

Names and Myths

Lobelia Of Lobel (a Flemish botanist Matthias de Lobel 1538-1616)

 syphilitica species name reflects its use as a treatment for syphilis.17

Natural history / Folklore

Blue color attracts bees best.

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August  and September. Deep blue tubular flowers, a white alba form can be found.