The cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis, is native to North America and can be found growing wild in prairies, meadows and forests. It provides food for pollinators and nectar for hummingbirds. This perennial also has a high tolerance for soil moisture, which makes it a smart choice for a rain garden.
The featured picture was taken at Posty Card‘s LEED Platinum Certified building at 1600 Olive Street, Kansas City, where Greenability shares space. In our efforts to help Kansas City live well by living green, Greenability will profile green features of the building.