Neutral: On Jun 28, 2004, cbamrick from Green Bay, WI (Zone 5a) wrote: The jury is still out with my Clustrered Bellflower. In many cases, these plants can be extremely vigorous growers and have the potential to become invasive. I didn't see it among all the greenery and thought I had lost it. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The stems are smooth to slightly hairy and contain a milky liquid. They are produced in such quantities that they nearly cover the entire plant. Besides, the size, color, as well as the shape of each type, is quite different. Herb: Creeping Bellflower Latin name: Campanula rapunculoides Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) Medicinal use of Creeping Bellflower: The plant has been used as a cure for hydrophobia in Russia. Ladybells or false campanula are one thing: they look sort of like a purple lily of the valley. More. Not every overly enthusiastic plant is invasive and plants can be invasive in one area and not another. Statistics. Get to know which plants are aggressive in your area and especially your growing conditions, which greatly affects how well a plant grows. And these plants vary from perennial to biennial and annual. Make sure to keep seedlings moderately moist when caring for bellflowers. Campanula Carpatica, also known as Carpathian harebell or the tussock bellflower, is a flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae, which originated from the Carpathian Mountains.. English Ivy can do that too. If you have creeping bellflower plants in your lawn, you can spray them with an herbicide containing triclopyr, such as Ortho Weed-B-Gone. Tough and compact, Campanula carpatica (Carpathian Bellflower) is a low-growing perennial with masses of large, upward-facing, bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple or white over a long season. Despite all of this, there is a growing number of scientists that challenge the view that all invasive species are destructive; they contend, in fact, that some are even beneficial. It grew and bloomed that year. Invasive Campanula (not a new topic) Watch Reply. Phonetic Spelling kam-PAN-yoo-lah glo-mer-AY-tah Description. Here are 10 troublesome invasive plants that may be lurking in plain sight outside your front door, along with better alternatives from a green team of Wisconsin experts. Links for more information: The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Zones 3 - 8. The Missouri Flora - Campanula rapunculoides [exit DNR]. Mostly bell-shaped, sometimes they open to be like flat stars. Campanula can grow from seed or from rhizomes. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. The stem is simple, erect and lightly pubescent and the leaves are usually shortly hairy. Mark unread; Skip to new; Mark unread Print Skip to new. Plants like blackberries can choke our plants to death. Native Alternatives: Campanula americana (Tall Bellflower), Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell) As this first photo shows, European Bellflower has attractive blue-violet, 5 petaled bell shaped flowers that alternate up the 3 - 4 foot flower stalk. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be … Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S. Campanula rapunculoides is an herbaceous perennial that is 1-3 in (cm) tall. 101; Tenaglia, Dan. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be … Campanula glomerata ‘superb’ purple to blue flowers to .5m, similar to the species. 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