Above: reeping Bellflower by home in Madison, Wisconsin . (6/30/20).
Creeping Bellflower - Campanula rapunculoides
Invasive but still pretty.
Introduced as an ornamental, creeping bellflower escaped gardens and is now found throughout Wisconsin. It invades fields, stream banks, woodlands, prairies, roadsides, urban areas, and oak savannas. It is restricted in Wisconsin. Creeping Bellflower is very difficult to eradicate once established because it spreads both from seed as well as its root system.
Individual flowers are about 1 - 1 1/2" inch long, nod slightly, and are bell-shaped with 5 pointed lobes.
Other names include: Rampion bellflower, Rover bellflower.
Creeping Bellflowers look similar to native Harebells (Campanula rotundifolia).
Above: Creeping Bellflower in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 20, 2019.
For more information on Creeping Bellflower, visit Wikipedia.
Or, view the University of Wisconsin Master Gardener Program PDF about Creeping Bellflower, Gleochoma hederaceae.
Or, visit the Division Extension Wisconsin Horticulture website page about Creeping Bellflower.
Above: Creeping Bellflower on Manitou Way. (6/26/20)
Above: Creeping Bellflower in Nakoma Park. (7/09/20)
Above: A video created by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Horticulture Extension that provides key characteristics for the identification of Wisconsin's invasive Creeping Bellflower (2011).