Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Campanula americana L. image
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Hugh H. Iltis

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Christopher Noll

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Campanulaceae
Campanula americana L.
American bellflower, tall bellflower
Campanula: Latin campana for "little bell"
americana: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 3'-6' tall forb; stout stems with milky sap
Flower: 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.
Fruit:capsule
Leaf:thin, stalked, toothed
Habitat: moist; woods, streambanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Campanulastrum americanum (L.) Small
Campanula americana L. var. illinoensis (Fresen.) Farw.

         
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