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There are other
species, but this is the Tall Bellflower.
Bluebell Family (Campanulaceae)
This native perennial can be found
growing 2 - 6', the light to dark blue flowers are
flattened unlike most bellflowers. They grow in
clusters along the spike-like stem to the top and
are 3/4" to 1" wide. The style is long and often
curving and recurving.
July to September
Moist banks and along woodland margins,
rich woods and thickets.
This is a member of the Bluebell family
(Campanulacea) whose flowers aren't particularly
American Indians used a leaf tea to treat coughs
and tuberculosis. Crushed root was used for
My observations about this plant can be found at:
Another picture of the Tall Bellflower can be found at
Potting and propagation information can be found at
Several pictures can be found at
Shelton's Wildflower pages.
For a picture of the Mount Cenis Bellflower, see
Kornack's Wildflower pages.