cardinal flower


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

cardinal flower

traditional symbol of eminence. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 290]
See: Fame
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The cardinal flower and great blue lobelia will also tolerate wet conditions.
Newgate, Bennachie, Another Captain, Mossmorran, On Leave and Cardinal Flower were among the notables to fly the flag, and his greatest training triumph came when Hills Guard landed a gamble in the County Hurdle at the 1984 Cheltenham Festival.
These plants include lily, cardinal flower, honeysuckle, bee balm, trumpet vine, abelia, beauty bush, scarlet salvia, blue salvia, flowering tobacco, primrose, evening primrose, wiegelia, lily of the valley, single petunia, morning glory, nasturtium, snapdragon, foxglove, fuschia, pineapple and common sages, impatiens, poppies, red clover, scarlet runner bean, sweet peas, squash.
Coral Bells, Cardinal flower, Weigelia, Butterfly Bush, Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Creeper, Swamp Azalea, Beebalm, Salvia, and Columbine are all good choices for Mississippi's climate and are easily incorporated into a garden.
Majure and florist William Brewer of Cardinal Flowers created all the arrangements for the ceremony and reception, including a floating monogram used as a focal point for the pool.
In spring there are plenty of yellow and blue flag irises, in summer the pink swamp milkweed and in fall red cardinal flowers and blue lobelia.
Zion Canyon was a different story: no cougars, no aster and cardinal flowers, and only one toad compared to the 150 they found in the backcountry.
It's not far from PEEC to the Delaware River, and the center's naturalist, Pat Scheuer, took us on a three-hour Kittatinny Canoes float from Milford to Dingmans Ferry, during which we encountered blue herons, cormorants, kingfishers and merganser ducks, not to mention bright red cardinal flowers.
Flowers that fill such dual roles include marsh marigold, true forget-me-nots, cardinal flowers, great lobelia, yellow coneflower, bee balm, swamp milkweed, Joe-Pye-weed, lance-leaved goldenrod and New England aster.