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Campanula lasiocarpa
Alaska bellflower, Alaska harebell

Distribution: Local in Washington to western Cascades of Puget Trough; Alaska south to Washington, east to Northwest Territories and Alberta.

Habitat: Uncommon in meadows at high elevations in the mountains

Flowers: July-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


Perennial herbs, creeping below ground, the lax stems up to 1.5 dm. tall.


Basal leaves petiolate, the blades oblanceolate to elliptic, serrate, 6-25 mm. long; cauline leaves similar, alternate, few and reduced.


Flowers usually solitary, terminal; calyx lobes 5, narrow, leaf-like, 5-18 mm. long, with a few slender teeth; corolla bell-shaped, blue, 18-30 mm. long, the 5 lobes broad, much shorter than the tube; stamens 5, free form the corolla, the filaments short; style included, stigma 3-lobed; ovary inferior.


Capsule 3-celled, cylindrical, 1 cm. long.

Accepted Name:
Campanula lasiocarpa Cham.
Publication: Linnaea 4: 39. 1829.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Campanula lasiocarpa Cham. ssp. latisepala (Hultén) Hultén
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Campanula lasiocarpa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Campanula lasiocarpa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Campanula lasiocarpa photos.

USDA Plants: Campanula lasiocarpa information.

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