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American Bellflower or Tall Bellflower

American Bellflower or Tall Bellflower [Campanulastrum americanum] found near mile marker 437 on the Blue Ridge Parkway on 25 July 2013 and 23 July 2017. It’s a member of the Shinleaf (Pyrolaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 216-217, says it blooms in summer and fall in moist thickets.  The guide lists it’s scientific name as Campanula americana.

USDA Plants Listing: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CAAM18

American Bellflower on Blue Ridge Parkway - 25 July 2013

American Bellflower on Blue Ridge Parkway – 25 July 2013

American Bellflower (more) - 25 July 2013

American Bellflower (more) – 25 July 2013

American Bellflower – 23 Jul 2017

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