Photographer: Merel R. Black
Campanula rotundifolia L.
bluebell, bluebell bellflower, harebell
Campanula: Latin campana for "little bell"
rotundifolia: Latin for "round leaves"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb, mostly hairless; thin stems|
|Flower: ||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.|
|Fruit:||nodding capsule opening near the base|
|Leaf:||stalked; the lower leaves broadly oval, toothed, falling off as the plant matures, the upper leaves more linear|
|Habitat: ||full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, meadows, cliffs, beaches; in sandy, gravelly soil|