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

Campanula persicifolia L.
peach-leaved bellflower (peachleaf bellflower)
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)

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Distribution of Campanula persicifolia
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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a branching rhizome; stems single to several, erect, leafy, 35-90 cm tall, glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate, finely toothed, lower ones nearly unstalked.
Inflorescence of terminal clusters of relatively few, bell-shaped flowers; corollas 2-3.5 cm long, blue; calyces without appendages.
Capsules, opening above the middle.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic disturbed areas in the lowland zone; rare garden escape in coastal SW BC; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Campanula persicifolia

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)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 1750 1843 1936
Slope Gradient (%) 0 35 70
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
140 139 140
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
2 2 2
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), ESSF(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.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Campanula persicifolia var. alba Horton

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