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Herbal medicine
An annual or biennial plant that contains alkaloids (isolobinine, lobelanidine, lobeline, lobinaline), chelidonic acid, fats and resin. Lobelia is emetic and expectorant, and was once used for asthma, respiratory complaints and for tobacco withdrawal syndrome (due to the content of lobeline); it has been applied topically for bites, poison ivy and fungal infections.

Toxic effects
Nausea, vomiting, coma, and possibly death by paralysis; it is deemed it poisonous by the FDA.


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A member of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), the Zapata bladderpod is one of many plant species with ranges that straddle the Mexico/United States border.
Despite dais uncertainty, the fate of Lesquerella looks much better than it did when the Missouri Bladderpod Recovery Plan was written in 1988.
Zapata bladderpod is silvery-green perennial with sprawling stems (Poole 1989).
On June 10, 2003, we proposed to reclassify the Missouri bladderpod from endangered to threatened.
Habitat and plant community of Zapata bladderpod (Physaria thamnophila), an endangered plant of the Texas-Mexico borderlands.
She would walk the stream bottoms in central Tennessee looking for Spring Creek bladderpod, walk high clifflines to monitor populations of Cumberland sandwort (Arenaria cumberlandensis), or stand in the river passing slab rocks down the line to improve habitat for the boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti).
Named for its bladder-like seedpods, the Missouri bladderpod was listed in 1987 as an endangered species.
texensis, and the white bladderpod, Lesquerella texensis), two listing candidates (Texas golden gladecress, Leavenworthia texana, and Neches River rose-mallow, Hibiscus dasycalyx), and a number of additional plant species of concern.
Spring Creek Bladderpod (Lesquerella perforata) The FWS Cookeville, Tennessee, Field Office, state of Tennessee, and city of Lebanon have signed a cooperative management agreement for the protection of a Spring Creek bladderpod population occurring on property recently acquired by the city.
For different reasons, bladderpod (Lesquerella lindheimeri) and false garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) both had the second-highest importance value.
Zapata Bladderpod (Lesquerella thamnophila) We published a final rule on December 22, 2000, designating 5,158 acres (2,088 ha) in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Starr County, Texas, as critical habitat for this endangered plant, a herbaceous perennial in the mustard family (Brassicaceae).
Critical Habitat for Zapata Bladderpod (Lesquerella thamnophila) On July 19, we proposed designating approximately 5,330 acres (2,157 ha) of the Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge in Starr County and several other small sites in Starr and Zapata counties as critical habitat for the Zapata bladderpod, an endangered plant known only from south Texas.