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A chiefly tropical or subtropical plant of the bellflower family, in particular an annual widely grown as a bedding plant. Some kinds are aquatic, and some grow as thick-trunked shrubs or trees on African mountains.
- ‘Herbal treatments may include garlic, eucalyptus, licorice, lobelia, marshmallow, red clover and saw palmetto.’
- ‘She grows low or trailing annuals like alyssum, lobelias, and petunias along the edges of the beds, with taller cosmos, poppies, and zinnias behind.’
- ‘Petunias, vinca vine, blue lobelia and alyssum all filled out quickly to cover the box.’
- ‘Annual bedding plants such as lobelia, salvia, petunia and busy Lizzie can be started early.’
- ‘At the moorland region, you find the giant groundsels and lobelias common in the high altitude mountain regions of eastern Africa.’
Modern Latin, named after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist to James I.
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