Tall Bellflowers along the edge of the woods near my
home in northeast Iowa. USA

Campanula americana, Tall Bellflower or American Bellflower, reaches from three to more than six feet in height, its blue-violet blooms providing a bright late-summer accent to savanna or woodland plantings.

Self-seeding, it is either annual or biennial by habit, seemingly depending on when germination occurs. First-year plants are tight rosettes of triangular leaves that bolt the following spring to form tall stems, which exude milky sap if broken or cut. Because Campanula americana is the only bellflower with wide-spread petals, a petal tube that elongates with age and stamens that extend over the petals, it often is assigned the special designation Campanulastrum americanum.


flowers, wildflowers, blue, prairie

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  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barry12 months ago

    How beautiful! I love the richness and intensity of the colors!

  • Thank you so much, Bonnie!!

    – lorilee

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumker12 months ago

    Beautiful capture my friend ! Hugs

  • Thank you, Tom!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • barnsis
    barnsis12 months ago

    Beautiful image, lovely soft colors

  • Thanks, Byron & Julie!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Bailey12 months ago

    Oh how pretty!!! What gorgeous colours and shapes! ;o)

  • Thank you so much, Krys!!

    – lorilee

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedle12 months ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you, Rick!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan12 months ago

    Great color…very pretty.

  • Thanks, Jack!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • peaky40
    peaky4012 months ago

    Gorgeous capture and colours Lorilee!

  • Thank you so much, Roy!!

    – lorilee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder12 months ago

    Lovely unusual flowers

  • Thank you, Kala!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizuleva12 months ago

    Wonderful work.

  • Thanks, Georgia!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • John Butler
    John Butler11 months ago

    This beautiful photo sure caught my eye. Great job Lorilee.

  • Hi, John!! Thank you so much!! :o)

    – lorilee

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