USA: Light colored Harebell

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  1. RipMcIntosh

    RipMcIntosh Active Member

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    While on a wildflower walk this morning in Big Sky, MT on my property at 8,000' elevation, I noticed a particularly light colored Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) which I thought might be of interest to forum members. The two attached photos depict the light colored plant as well as a more traditionally colored individual less that two feet distant.
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Colour variation is a relatively common occurrence in Campanula spp. See: Campanula piperi as another example. The Campanula rotundifolia where I grew up in Manitoba is generally differently-coloured overall (lighter) than the Campanula rotundifolia I see in the PNW.

    PS Great to have some property at 8000'!
     
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    Yes, I have a self-seeded population of Campanula rotundifolia (originally from wild seed) in my front yard and see quite a lot of flower colour variation:
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nice display of flowers!
     
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    Thank you! There's a different set in bloom now, now that C. rotundifolia has mostly finished.
     

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