Bellflower, Tall

Campanula americana
A slender, hairy 2-6' plant with few or no branches. The alternate leaves are oval to lance-shaped, finely toothed. The 1" flowers are in leafy spike-like terminal racemes. Each of the 5 spreading corolla lobes is pale blue with a paler base, somewhat wavy-edged, and has a sharp, hairy tip. The protruding style curves down, then up, and is tipped with a 3-forked stigma. Blooms July-September in rich woods, wood edges, shady banks.