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Florida Bellflower – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Florida Bellflower

Campanula floridana
purple flower petals of the Florida Bellflower

Florida bellflower (Campanula floridana) taken at Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area. Photo by Stacey Matrazzo

The Florida Bellflower is a perennial wildflower found in moist areas like meadows, pond/marsh/stream margins, and on roadsides. The violet flowers bloom in spring and attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This 5-petal flower is wide-spreading and appears star shaped. The plant is often only 12-16″ tall and but spreads vigorously by underground rhizomes and can be used as a groundcover in landscaped areas.

The Florida Bellflower is endemic to the state, which means it is typically not found outside of Florida. Our own personal little treasure!

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://flawildflowers.org/flower-friday-campanula-floridana/

Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/ 

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