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Southern Harebell, Small Bonny Bellflower, Southern Bellflower, Southern Bluebell - Campanula divaricata


Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family Genus Common Name: Bellflower Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Campanula divaricata - Southern Harebell, Small Bonny Bellflower, Southern Bellflower, Southern Bluebell. Southern Harebell is a many-branched, somewhat weak-stemmed plant with many attractive, dangling, small, bell-shaped blue flowers. Primarily a species of the southeast, it is endangered or extirpated in Maryland.

Found in:
AL, CT, GA, KY, MD, NC, NH, SC, TN, VA, WV

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Campanula divaricata

Distribution of Campanula divaricata in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Nov 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Blue Ridge Parkway, Haywood County, NC Date: 2010-July-12Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Southern Harebells blossoms hang in like clusters of tiny blue bells.
Campanula divaricata

Site: Blue Ridge Parkway, Haywood County, NC Date: 2010-July-12Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
The blossom is bell-shaped with the pistil extending like an over-long clapper.
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Campanula divaricata

Site: Clingman's Dome Road, GSMNP, Swain County, NC Date: 2013-September-23Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
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Campanula divaricata

Site: Blue Ridge Parkway, Haywood County, NC Date: 2010-July-12Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
Campanula divaricata has many branches each bearing many small flowers (less than inch) giving the appearance of a splash of blue against the surrounding plants.
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Campanula divaricata

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