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Campanula scabrella
rough bellflower, rough harebell

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; disjunct in Washington and California from core distribution in Idaho and Montana.

Habitat: Open, rocky areas at high elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Generalist


Perennial herbs from a branched base and taproot, with fine, spreading, stiff hairs throughout, the several stems up to 1 dm. tall.


Leaves entire, the basal ones oblanceolate, 0.5-4 cm. long, the cauline ones alternate, narrower and reduced.


Flowers usually solitary, erect; calyx lobes 5, 2-6 mm. long; corolla bell-shaped, blue, 6-12 mm. long, the 5 lobes about equal to the tube; stamens 5; style equaling the corolla; ovary inferior.


Capsule 3-celled, cylindric-obconic, 5-7 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Campanula scabrella Engelm.
Publication: Bot. Gaz. 6(7): 237-238. 1881.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Campanula scabrella checklist entry

OregonFlora: Campanula scabrella information

E-Flora BC: Campanula scabrella atlas page

CalPhotos: Campanula scabrella photos

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