Campanula aparinoides (Marsh Bellflower) - photos and description




General: Weak stemmed perennial (very floppy) with a slender growth habit. Stiff hairs on the stems and bottom of leaves make them very rough to touch, and enable the plant to adhere to nearby plants.

Flowers: Flowers solitary on the ends of stems, are bell-shaped and appear in July. Flowers were measured to 15 mm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, linear, with a few, irregular teeth. We measured leaves to 3 cm long and 2 to 3 mm wide.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 50 cm, we measured plants to 35 cm tall.

Habitat: Marshes in the boreal forest and parklands.

Abundance: Rare, ranked as an S3 (as of 2021) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken August 5th in a grassy swamp, north of Hudson Bay, near Pasquia River, about 450 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.