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Campanula rotundifolia


They are found on rocky banks, fields and shorelines.


The purple flowers are bell-shaped and nodding, each on a delicate stem. They have many long, narrow leaves on the stem. Some heart-shaped leaves come from the bottom of the plant. Also called, bluebell.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 5 petals forming a bell
Flower Color: Blue

  • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

  • Plant Type: Wildflower (medium - 6-20 inches)

  • Leaf Type: Narrow, delicate and entire (smooth edge)

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