|The Cardinal Flower is a member of the
Bluebell or Bellflower Family.
plant grows to 5 feet in height and has oblong, toothed leaves to 5
inches in length.
The plant typically grows in wet areas along streams at elevations
between 3000 - 7500 feet.
Cardinal Flowers are a favorite
The Cardinal Flower blooms between June and October
and produces bright red, tubular flowers that grow to 1.5 inches in
length and have two smaller upper lobes and three larger lower ones.
The flowers grow in an elongated cluster on an upright flower stalk.