Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Campanula rotundifolia Linnaeus
(Harebell, Bluebells of Scotland)

Family: Campanulaceae

Status: Native

Campanula petiolata A.P. de Candolle

Campanula rotundifolia is a small herb which is sometimes weakly ascending. The flower has five fused petals and is usually drooping. The herbage is surprisingly inconspicuous compared to the flower. In fact, the plant's name is somewhat misleading. The rounded and mostly cordate basal leaves usually fall off before the plant flowers. At the time of flowering, the only leaves visible are the linear ones on the stem. Campanula rotundifolia is found in middle to upper elevations where moisture is more available in the Gila National Forest.
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Campanula rotundifolia, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, Aug. 5, 2007

Campanula rotundifolia, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, & Carey Anne Lafferty, Black Range, McKnight Road, Oct. 4, 2008

Campanula rotundifolia, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris & Kelly Kindscher, Black Range, McKnight Road, Aug. 9, 2009

Campanula rotundifolia, closeup of flowers, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Indian Creek, June 30, 2010

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