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

Campanula rapunculoides L.
creeping bellflower (rampion bellflower)
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Perennial or sometimes biennial herb from a branching rhizome; stems single to several, erect, over 50 cm tall, glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, lanceolate to egg-shaped, irregularly saw-toothed, lower ones stalked.
Inflorescence of terminal clusters of numerous bell-shaped flowers; corollas 2-3.5 cm long, blue; calyces without appendages.
Capsules, nodding, opening near the base.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Disturbed areas in the lowland and lower montane zones; frequent, scattered across extreme S BC; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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 rapunculoides var. ucranica (Besser) K. Koch

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