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.
Habitat: moist; woods, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native