E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Campanula aurita Greene
Alaskan harebell (Yukon bellflower)
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Campanula aurita
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Species Information

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Perennial herb from an elongate rhizome; stems single to several, erect or decumbent to ascending, 10-35 cm tall, short rough-hairy or glabrous.
Basal leaves absent; stem leaves alternate, linear to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, 0.8-3.5 cm long, 1-6 mm wide, smooth or irregularly toothed, glabrous or fringed with hairs near the base.
Inflorescence a solitary bell-shaped flower on a rough-haired stalk; calyces glabrous; corolla 12-18 mm long, blue, the lobes spreading or recurved, equalling or longer than the tube; styles exserted from the corolla.
Capsules, inverted cone-shaped to subcylindric.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry meadows, forests and rock outcrops in the montane and subalpine zones; frequent in extreme NE BC; N to AK, YT and NT.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Campanula aurita

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 2075 2075 2075
Slope Gradient (%) 40 40 40
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
270 270 270
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 1 1
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BAFA(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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