Campanulastrum americana, American Bellflower, Native Wildflower
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Campanulastrum americanum, American Bellflower
In spite of the common name and the genus name, derived from the Latin campana (“bell”), the flowers of this species are usually flat, not bell-shaped as are many others in this family. Tall Bellflower was formerly included in the genus Campanula.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV
Native Distribution: Southern Ont. & NY to MN, s. to GA & LA
Native Habitat: Moist woods; shady streams; thickets
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Rich, moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Use Wildlife: Hummingbirds
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial Insects
Special Value to Native Bees