Wildflowers of New York

Cardinal Flower

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Cardinal Flower
- Lobelia cardinalis

Bluebell Family
Lobelia Subfamily

The scarlet red blooms of Cardinal Flower are hard not to spot. The color is so vibrant it catches the eye even from a distance. Up close the flowers virtually screem RED!. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the prime pollinator so it's no surprise the flower is a hummingbird's favorite color

Found: wet places, swamps, shorelines
Height: 2 - 4 feet
July - Sept bloom time

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