Saturday, October 2, 2010

Harebell

Campanula rotunifolia, or harebell, is a native member of the Campanulaceae or bellflower family. They are also sometimes called bluebells.
They are a very hardy perennial that is often found growing in dry nutrient poor soil. These were photographed in the sand plains at Crex Meadows. I have also seen these plants growing from rocky cliffs up at the north shore of Lake Superior.

5 comments:

Denise said...

A very beautiful little wildflower. Love how the stigma cast a shadow on the petal.

jabblog said...

I love these and grow them in our garden, along with smaller campanulas.

LC said...

Lovely shots, especially the second one! L

Lui said...

Imagine such beauty growing in dry poor soil! Nature works wonder and magic!

Arija said...

Harebells are such delicate fairy flowers. Nice work.