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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Campanula rotundifolia   FAMILY Campanulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Campanula rotundifolia   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Harebell, Bluebell, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Scotch Harebell


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caro2_001_lvd

        

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_camrot3

April    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

Stem leaves narrow and grass-like, but basal leaves rather round, hence the name "rotundifolia", per US Forest Service "Plant of the Week".

image of Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell, Bluebell, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Scotch Harebell

Jeff Ausmus    jma_camrot

June    Oscoda County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Big Creek Township

Formerly used in the manufacture of blue dye for tartans and the symbol of the MacDonald clan, per US Forest Service "Plant of the Week".

image of Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell, Bluebell, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Scotch Harebell

Jeff Ausmus    jma_camrot2

June    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

Flowers are about 3/4" long, bell shaped with 5 slightly flaring pointed lobes, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell, Bluebell, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Scotch Harebell

Jeff Ausmus    jma_camrot4

July    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

A long style protrudes from the flower's center, its tip split into 3 parts, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell, Bluebell, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Scotch Harebell

JK Marlow    jkm0509f_2930

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

The stem terminates in either a solitary flower, or a short raceme of 2-3 flowers, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Campanula rotundifolia   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Campanula rotundifolia   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

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2023

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: limestone outcrops, high elevation rocky summits (in thin soil over amphibolite), serpentine barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves usually absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer
Pale blue to violet to bright purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

Inflorescence a diffuse panicle (with at least 2 orders of branching)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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