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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

47. Campanulaceae, the Bellflower Family

1. Campanula L. -- Bellflower

1. Campanula aparinoides Pursh -- Marsh bellflower

Perennial from slender rhizomes, the stems slender, weak, usually reclining on other plants, 2-6 dm long, 3-angled, usually roughened on the angles. Leaves sessile, linear or narrowly lanceolate, 1-8 cm long, 2-8 mm wide, reduced upward, often roughened on the margins and midvein beneath, acuminate at the tip, with very low remote teeth on the margins, tapered to the base. Flowers solitary on long, slender pedicels from the upper leaf axils, regular; sepals triangular to lanceolate, 1.5-5 mm long; corolla funnelform, pale blue to white, 4-12 mm long. Capsule opening near the base to release the seeds. Jul--Aug. Fresh wet meadows, fens and boggy places; rare in e ND, ne SD and e NE, occasional from the Black Hills to c NE; (N.S. and Que. to Sask., s to GA, KY, MO and NE).
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