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Campanula scouleri
pale bellflower

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, but chiefly to the west; Alaska to California.

Habitat: Openings in moist woods, low to moderate elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Perennial herbs from branching, slender rhizomes, the stems lax, often curved at the base, mostly glabrous, 1-4 dm. tall.


Leaves sharply serrate, the lower ones long-petiolate, the blades rotund or ovate, 1-4 cm. long; cauline leaves alternate, progressively narrower, longer, with shorter petioles, becoming sessile, linear bracts of the racemes.


Flowers several on long, slender pedicels; calyx lobes 5, entire, narrow; corolla bell-shaped, pale blue, 8-12 mm. long, the 5 lobes ovate-oblong, longer than the tube, recurved-spreading; stamens 5; style well-exerted; ovary inferior.


Capsule 3-celled, sub-globose, 3-6 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Campanula scouleri Hook. ex A. DC.
Publication: Monogr. Campan. 312. 1830.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Campanula scouleri checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Campanula scouleri information.

E-Flora BC: Campanula scouleri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Campanula scouleri photos.

USDA Plants: Campanula scouleri information.

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