- a North American plant, Lobelia cardinalis, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster.
Origin of cardinal flower
Examples from the Web for cardinal flower
Historical Examples of cardinal flower
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?Wild Life Near Home
Dallas Lore Sharp
The Western cardinal-flower quite closely resembles L. cardinalis of the East, differing from it in a few minor points only.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Farther north, the cardinal-flower seems to fail, and the monarda takes its place, growing in similar localities.
- a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers