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Campanula americana [= Campanulastrum americanum]

Tall Bellflower, American Bellflower

Scientific Name:

Campanula americana [= Campanulastrum americanum]

Genus:

Campanula

Species Epithet:

americana

Common Name:

Tall Bellflower, American Bellflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Plant Family

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist to fairly dry forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks. Common in NC mountains, uncommon in piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Notes:

Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators relish the pollen and nectar of this plant.

Long, bright-white pistils are surrounded by 5 curled stamens. Petals are fused at the base and marked with a white ring.

Will Stuart

Five-petaled blossoms are arranged in a dense terminal spike.

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/campanula-americana/

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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