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Rough Harebell - Campanula scabrella

Native Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3
(see State Rank Reason below)

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Over 40 collections at MONTU from sw Montana mountain ranges.
General Description
Taprooted-rooted with a simple or slender-branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, simple, 2–10 cm. Herbage spreading-puberulent on stems and leaf undersides. Basal leaves petiolate; blades oblanceolate, entire, 5–30 mm long. Stem leaves narrower, becoming sessile. Inflorescence a solitary, terminal flower. Flowers erect; hypanthium puberulent; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, erect; corolla campanulate, 7–10 mm long; style ca. as long as the corolla; stigmas 3. Capsule erect, 4–6 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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Non-calcareous soil of stony turf, fellfields, talus; alpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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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