Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Look for it in moist to fairly dry forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Campanula americana   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Campanulastrum americanum   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-02-001:
Campanula americana   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Campanulastrum americanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Bellflower


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picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_caam18_001_lvd

        

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caam6_001_lvd

        

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_campanula_americana_2

June        

Stem erect, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

Keith Bradley    kab_c_americana_1760

July    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

JK Marlow    jkm060813_163

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The long style curves downward, then up at the tip, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

JK Marlow    jkm060813_168

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

JK Marlow    jkm060813_172

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

JK Marlow    jkm060813_306

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyx lobes linear, spreading to slightly reflexed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_campanula_americana_3

August        

The corolla face is flat, not bell-shaped, with a pale ring in the throat, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Campanula americana, image of Campanula americana

Tim Spira    tps_camericanum2

August        

Leaves lanceolate with toothed margins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.