Taxon: Campanula americana L.

Genus: Campanula
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Nomen number: 405360
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:164. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American bellflower  (Source: F Mich) - English
  • tall bellflower  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • amerikansk blåklocka  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Brummitt, R. K. 1993. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 39 (Taxon) 42:879.
  • Crook, C. H. Campanulas: their cultivation and classification. (Campanula)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio)
  • Reveal, J. L. et al. 1990. (993) Proposal to conserve the name and type of Campanula americana L. (Campanulaceae) (Taxon) 39:696-698.
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Shetler, S. G. 1963. A checklist and key to the species of Campanula native or commonly naturalized in North America (Rhodora) 65:329.
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)


Check other web resources for Campanula americana L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image