Campanula rotundifolia

(Harebell)

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Campanula rotundifolia, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5767

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Campanula rotundifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge 7174/7189

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Campanula rotundifolia, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7198

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Campanula rotundifolia, Blue Lakes, Summit Co. 1251

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Campanula rotundifolia, Black Powder Pass, Summit Co. 05045

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Campanula rotundifolia, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5762

Scientific Name Campanula rotundifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol CARO2
Common Name Harebell, Bluebell, Bellflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34497
Family Campanulaceae (Bellflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5000 to 13500); meadows, open areas, grassy slopes, tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial with slender, branched stems 4 to 24 inches tall.
Leaves: Round or ovate lower leaves wither early; linear to lanceolate stem leaves 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches long, alternate, sessile and smooth margins.
Inflorescence: Solitary or a loose raceme of bell-shaped, nodding blossoms each up to 3/4-inch long; corolla with 5 lavender lobes that are less than 1/2 the length of the corolla; sepals shorter than C. parryi.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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