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

Campanula lasiocarpa Cham.
mountain harebell
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a thin, branching rhizome; stems single to several, erect or ascending, 2-20 cm tall, smooth or slightly hairy.
Mainly basal, oblanceolate to oblong, stalked, 1-6 cm long, 2-13 mm wide, sharply toothed; stem leaves fewer, alternate, narrower, reduced, without stalks.
Inflorescence a solitary bell-shaped flower; corollas 1.5-3.5 cm wide, blue; sepals deeply cut, hairy.
Capsules, 3-12 mm long, subcylindric, hairy.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic meadows, forests and rocky slopes in the montane to alpine zones; common N of 52degreeN; amphiberingian, N to AK, YT, and NT, E to W AB and S to N WA; E. Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Campanula lasiocarpa

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) 6 1812 3000
Slope Gradient (%) 0 18 300
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 187 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 8
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: AT(7), BAFA(241), BWBS(1), cma(6), ESSF(50), ICH(1), IMA(37), MS(1), SBS(1), SWB(11)


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.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Campanula lasiocarpa subsp. latisepala (Hultén) Hultén
Campanula latisepala Hultén
Campanula latisepala var. dubia Hultén

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