Indian Tobacco

Indian Tobacco

Latin Name: Lobelia inflata

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Part Sun / Shade

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam

Size: 2-3 feet

Color: Lt. Blue/white

Bloom Time: August / September

Description: You will find this lobelia on the edge of drier woods with beech trees and sugar maples. The flower is far less showy than cardinal flower or blue lobelia but its subtle beauty is unforgetable. It is typically an annual or sometimes a biennial. This plant has a rich herbal history, most notably by the Native Americans who smoked it as a treatment for asthma.