Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Northeast Wetland Flora
Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Campanula aparinoides Pursh
- Family: Bellflower (Campanulaceae)
- Flowering: June-August
- Field Marks: This species is recognized by its weak, slender, sprawling, three-angled stem
which is rough-hairy on the edges and its small white to bluish flowers on slender stalks up
to 2 inches long.
- Habitat: Swamps, wet meadows.
- Habit: Weakly sprawling annual with fibrous roots.
- Stems: Weak, sprawling, 3-angled, rough to the touch, up to 1 1/2 feet long.
- Leaves: Alternate, simple, linear to narrowly lanceolate, pointed at the tip, tapering to the base, often rough along the edges and on the midvein beneath, up to 2 inches long, up to 1/4 inch wide.
- Flowers: Borne singly at the end of leafy branchlets, on slender stalks up to 2 inches long.
- Sepals: 5, green, united below, up to 1/4 inch long, the lobes lanceolate or triangular.
- Petals: 5, white to bluish, united to form a bell, 1/4-1/2 inch long.
- Stamens: 5.
- Pistils: Ovary inferior.
- Fruits: Capsule nearly spherical, about 1/10 inch in diameter, opening by tiny pores at its base.
- Notes: The growth form of this species is reminiscent of a bedstraw.
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