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Creeping Bellflower - Campanula rapunculoides
Other Names:  Rampion Bellflower

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
C-value: 0


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General Description
Tuberous-rhizomatous. Stems erect, simple, 40–80 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Basal leaves short-petiolate; blades lanceolate to ovate, serrate, 5–8 cm long. Stem leaves similar, becoming sessile above. Inflorescence a raceme; bracts small, linear. Flowers nodding; sepals lanceolate, 5–9 mm long, reflexed; corolla campanulate, 12–30 mm long; style ca. as long as the corolla; stigmas 3. Capsule ca. 4 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
Introduced throughout temperate North America; native to Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 129

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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus rufocinctus, Bombus pensylvanicus, Bombus bimaculatus, Bombus griseocollis, and Bombus impatiens (Thorp et al. 1983, Colla and Dumesh 2010, Williams et al. 2014).


  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 208 p.
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