Campanula species

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Scientific Name Campanula parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol CAPA10
Common Name Parry's Bellflower, Parry's Harebell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34489
Family Campanulaceae (Bellflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (6500 to 13500 ft.); moist meadows, aspen groves, openings, streamsides.
Plant: Erect perennial with slender stem 3 to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, upright stem leaves 1-3/8 inches long; petiolate.
Inflorescence: Single, erect or tilted, funnel-shaped flower, 1/2-inch long; blue/purple corolla lobes about 1/2 the corolla length; sepals longer than those of C. rotundifolia.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native
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.
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Colorado Status:
Native
Scientific Name Campanula uniflora USDA PLANTS Symbol CAUN2
Common Name Arctic Bellflower, Arctic Harebell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34473
Family Campanulaceae (Bellflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (11500 to 14000 ft.); dry to moist meadows, rocky slopes, scree.
Plant: Short, erect perennial with slender stem up to 4 inches tall in Colorado; up to 12 inches at lower altitudes.
Leaves: Basal leaves elliptic to oblanceolate and petiolate, 1/4 to 1-3/4 inches long; shorter stem leaves alternate, elliptic to oblanceolate or linear with small teeth on edges; leaf blades are smooth.
Inflorescence: Single, tilted, funnel-shaped flower, 1/4 to 1/2-inch long; blue or pale blue, pointed lobes about half the corolla length; hairy, pointed sepals.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and E-Flora BC.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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