cardinal flower


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cardinal flower:

see lobelialobelia
, any plant of the genus Lobelia, annual and perennial herbs of tropical and temperate woodlands and moist places. Most lobelias have blue or purple flowers on a long (1–4 ft/30–122 cm), leafy stem.
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cardinal flower

traditional symbol of eminence. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 290]
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It is known as the cardinal flower because of its rich, cardinal-red flowers and beetroot-coloured, almost black, foliage.
For example, a cardinal flower, which likes part sun and moist environments and typically grows along stream banks and wetlands, will not be successful if planted in a dry sunny location.
Include plants for sun such as marsh milkweed, tussock sedge, beebalm; for shade, cardinal flower, bleeding heart, maidenhair fern; and shrubs such as red twig dogwood, inkberry, high bush cranberry
In the dog days of August and September, the cardinal flower and great blue lobelia attract a myriad of hummingbirds and butterflies, and the American beauty berry and strawberry bush will produce showy, colorful berries.
He liked nothing better than taking on the big southern stables on their home territory, and Newgate, Bennachie, Another Captain, Mossmorran, On Leave, Stop It and Cardinal Flower were among those he placed to win good prizes.
Scott saddled Hill's Guard to win the 1984 County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and other good horses he trained included Cardinal Flower, Mossmoran and Newgate.
Already new forest floor species such as foam flower, alum root, heart-leaved aster, bleeding heart, and cardinal flower are thriving.