Campanulastrum americanum Tall Bellflower
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Campanulastrum americanum
Family - Campanulaceae
Over the Years - I discovered an interesting little plant in one of my pots a few years back. The basal leaves looked like violets, but not quite. So I wintered it over and waited and waited. Then early July blossoms were forming. Once the flowers opened, Tall Bell Flower was simple to identify.
Wildlife Significance Tall Bellflower
Pollinators - Bumblebees, Leaf-cutting bee, those with long tongues. Oligolectic ( bees that gather pollen from specific plants) Oligolectic bee Megachile campanulae campanulae.
Nectar - Hummingbirds, small butterflies, skippers and bee
For more details on this plant, visit Illinois Wildflower website