Lobelia

Lobelia inflata

Lobelia


A weed growing in cultivated and waste areas of eastern United States and Canada, Lobelia was originally dried and smoked by American Indians. All species should be considered dangerous, including those in common cultivation in gardens. The alkaloids present in all parts of the plant will produce vomiting, pain, feeble but racing pulse, paralysis, transient convulsions, weakness and coma with some deaths.