Campanulaceae or Bluebell Family
Erect herb, 1 to 3 ft tall, usually unbranched, but often
many individual stems from the same roots, thus forming a clump.
Lower leaves long-stalked, upper unstalked, long heart-shaped to
lance-shaped, toothed. Flowers nodding purple bells, with
5 flaring lobes, all on one-side of the stalk, very showy.
A weed from Eurasia, common in fields and on roadsides.
In Wildwood most often seen along Wildwood Drive, or in the
The native tall bellflower (Campanula americana) is
related and grows in Wildwood; however, it is easily
distinguished from creeping bellflower as its flowers are more
star-shaped than bell-shaped, its leaves are narrower and it
grows only in shady woods.