[loh-beel-yuh] /loʊˈbil yə/

any herbaceous or woody plant of the genus Lobelia, having long clusters of blue, red, yellow, or white flowers.
any plant of the campanulaceous genus Lobelia, having red, blue, white, or yellow five-lobed flowers with the three lower lobes forming a lip


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