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Related to cardinal flowers: Lobelia cardinalis
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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traditional symbol of eminence. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 290]