Campanulastrum americanum (L.) Small  
Family: Campanulaceae
American bellflower, tall bellflower
[Campanula americana L., Campanula americana var. illinoensis L.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Campanula: Latin campana for "little bell"
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 3'-6' tall forb; stout stems with milky sap
Leaves: thin, stalked, toothed
Flowers: blue with a pale center ring, 5-parted, 1" wide, wheel-shaped; long, curving, white, protruding style; inflorescence solitary or in a small, mostly stalkless cluster from the leaf axils forming a long, terminal spike; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: moist; woods, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
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Marcie O'Connor  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Merel R. Black  
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