Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it on rock outcrops, cliffs, rocky summits, talus up to at least 1850m, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Campanula divaricata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-02-002:
Campanula divaricata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Harebell, Appalachian Bellflower


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image of Campanula divaricata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cadi3_001_lvd

        

image of Campanula divaricata

Keith Bradley    kab_c_divaricata_2190

July    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Campanula divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm060805_404

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Campanula divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm060805_406

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyx lobes linear to linear-lanceolate, ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Campanula divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm120830_213

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves linear-lanceolate, margins coarsely toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Campanula divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm150808_670

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Campanula divaricata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_campanula_divaricata

August        

Flowers pale blue, bell-shaped, lobe tips curled back, style protruding, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Campanula divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm0309i_24

September    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park