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Campanula persicifolia
peach-leaf bellflower

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon and Utah, also in eastern North America.

Habitat: Escaping from cultivation; occurring in moderately moist, disturbed soil.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Generalist


Perennial herbs, the upright stems up to 5 dm. tall, the herbage glabrous throughout.


Lower leaves oblong, petiolate; upper leaves alternate, sessile, linear-lanceolate


Flowers several in an elongate raceme, on long, curved pedicels arising from the axils of small bracts; calyx lobes 5, narrow; corolla broadly bell-shaped, blue-violet, 30-40 mm. long, the 5 lobes broadly triangular; stamens 5; stigma 3-lobed; ovary inferior.


Capsule 3-celled.

Accepted Name:
Campanula persicifolia L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 164. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Campanula persicifolia L. var. alba hort.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Campanula persicifolia in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Campanula persicifolia checklist entry

OregonFlora: Campanula persicifolia information

E-Flora BC: Campanula persicifolia atlas page

CalPhotos: Campanula persicifolia photos

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