Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal-flower), apparently common, but out of bloom August, 1857.
But when vivid color is wanted, what can surpass or equal our cardinal-flower?
It was a likely place for the cardinal-flower, but I could not find any.
Shall we measure all the out-of-doors by the linnet's song, the cardinal-flower's flame, and the hay-field's odor?
The Western cardinal-flower quite closely resembles L. cardinalis of the East, differing from it in a few minor points only.
Farther north, the cardinal-flower seems to fail, and the monarda takes its place, growing in similar localities.
In the afternoon they all plunged into the lake, Eva swimming like a cardinal-flower afloat.