Lobelia spp.



Lobelia is a genus of 415 species generally known as Lobelias. They are found primarily in tropical to warm regions of the world however a few species are found in cooler climates. The genus comprises of a substantial number of large and small annual, perennial, and shrubby species, hardy and tender, from a variety of habitats, in a range of colours. The most used species in modern herbalism is L. inflata, or Indian tobacco. Many members of the genus are considered poisonous, with some containing the toxic principle lobeline, which is similar to nicotine.