Photographer: Merel R. Black
Campanula rapunculoides L.
creeping bellflower, European bellflower, rover bellflower
Campanula: Latin campana for "little bell"
rapunculoides: like Rapunculus, now obsolete name for a group of bellflowers, meaning "little turnip" referring to the roots
Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||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|
|Flower: ||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.|
|Leaf:||coarse with fine, irregular teeth; lower leaves long-stalked, upper to mostly stalkless|
|Habitat: ||disturbed areas, lawns, roadsides|