creeping bellflower, European bellflower, rampion bellflower, rover bellflower
[Campanula rapunculoides var. ucranica L.]
Etymology: Campanula: Latin campana for "little bell"
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, mostly unbranched, often in dense patches; stems smooth or with a few hairs; rhizomes with many, fleshy, vertical roots
Leaves: coarse with fine, irregular teeth; lower leaves long-stalked, upper to mostly stalkless
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, bell-shape; inflorescence an unbranched, one-sided cluster (raceme) with short-stalked, slightly nodding flowers; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: disturbed areas, lawns, roadsides
WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.