bluebell, bluebell bellflower, harebell
[Campanula alaskana (A.Gray) W.Wight ex J.P.Anderson, more...]
Etymology: Campanula: Latin campana for "little bell"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb, mostly hairless; thin stems
Leaves: stalked; the lower leaves broadly oval, toothed, falling off as the plant matures, the upper leaves more linear
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 3/4" -1 1/4" long, bell-shaped, flaring lobes much shorter than the tube; inflorescence a branched, drooping cluster of usually many, nodding flowers; blooms June-Oct.
Fruits: nodding capsule opening near the base
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, meadows, cliffs, beaches; in sandy, gravelly soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FAC- Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times 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. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada" Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key