Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Look for it in moist to fairly dry forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Campanulastrum americanum   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-02-001:
Campanula americana   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Campanulastrum americanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Bellflower