Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis
Native to USA
State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 2 to 4 feet, the Cardinal Flower blooms nectar-rich, red-colored, tubular shaped flowers from July to September. It is a favorite of both hummingbirds and insects, the insects will in turn attract insectivorous birds. Despite the name, the Cardinal Flower will not directly attract the Northern Cardinal.