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Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides L.)

Also known as rampion bellflower, European bellflower.

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Range - Expand

Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

Life Cycle

This species is a rhizomatous perennial that also reproduceds readily by seed.


This species has been widely promoted by the garden industry and is widely planted in gardens. It has become highly invasive in the northern parts of the US. Farther south, it can be aggressive in gardens but is less likely to survive in the wild.

Campanula rapunculoides (Creeping Bellflower) | Illinois Wildflowers (About This Site)

Campanula rapunculoides (rampion bellflower) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Campanula rapunculoides | Go Botany (About This Site)

Campanula rapunculoides (Rampion Bellflower) | Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder (About This Site)

Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower) | CABI Invasive Species Compendium (About This Site)

Campanula rapunculoides | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)