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Botanical Name: Lobelia chinensis
Species: L. chinensis
Common Name :Creeping Lobelia,Chinese Lobelia,Lobelia chinensis
Chinese Name :Pinyin : ban bian lian
Habitat:Original native of China
Lobelia chinensis is a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae. Growing Height: 2″-3″. Small pink flowers all summer.
It is in hardy to zone 7.
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Planting depth: Bog plant, not to be fully submerged. Thrives in full sun to partial shade. Works well in floating islands.
Lobelia chinensis contains constituents including lobeline, lobelanine, isolobelanine, lobelanidine, and some chemical reactions of flavonoid, amino acid etc.
It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.
It has a number of purported uses and folk remedies that include treatment for inflammation, scurvy and fever. A tea made from the stem and leaves can be made to act as a diuretic. Moreover, it also has certain astringent properties and uses.
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Other Uses:This can be grown as cute little ground cover .It makes a darling groundcover of tiny leaves, topped all summer with miniature pink, lobelia-like flowers.
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