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Purple wildflower by the road

I know I'm a pest.
This is growing by the road next to my woods. I just found it yesterday and was quite excited to discover something new so close to home. The only thing I can find that resembles it is Campanula rotundifolia (Bluebells). Does that sound right? Other Campanulas don't look quite the same to me, but I'm not sure about Campanula rotundifolia, either.

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Re: Purple wildflower by the road

...one nice... Campanula rapunculoides... I think...
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Re: Purple wildflower by the road

Mr bobo, after reading more about Campanula rapunculoides, I think you are right because that variety has "reflexed calyx lobes", which mine also seems to have.
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Re: Purple wildflower by the road

I found those growing by a city building, gathered the seeds and planted them. I like the way they jump up in spring.

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valley wrote:I found those growing by a city building, gathered the seeds and planted them. I like the way they jump up in spring.
These are just now blooming here. I pulled one up and put it in water. I hope the roots take off so I can plant it in the back of the yard.
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MarcP wrote:Mr bobo, after reading more about Campanula rapunculoides, I think you are right
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Re: Purple wildflower by the road

Are these not listed as noxious where you folks live? They're a huge problem here - incredibly aggressive. Be careful with them!

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