Campanulaceae - bellflower family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 22 July 2018)

Campanulaceae - bellflower family
   Taxonomy: Worldwide there are 65 genera and approximately 2200 species in the Campanulaceae.
   Habit: Plants of the Campanulaceae on Mount Desert Island are herbs.
   Leaf type: simple.
   Flowers: bisexual, with 5 sepals, 5 petals, 5 stamens, and 1 pistil; ovary inferior with axile placentation.
   Fruit: capsule.

Mount Desert Island is home to 6 species in 2 genera. If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Campanula (3 species)
      Campanula aparinoides - marsh bellflower (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Campanula rapunculoides - creeping bellflower (occasional)
      Campanula rotundifolia - Scotch bellflower (occasional)
   Lobelia (3 species)
      Lobelia cardinalis - red lobelia (rare)
      Lobelia dortmanna - water lobelia (common)
      Lobelia inflata - bladder-pod lobelia (common)

flower symmetry carpels per pistil
Campanula radially symmetric 3
Lobelia bilaterally symmetric 2

Campanula (bellflower)
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Campanula aparinoides (marsh bellflower) - [information to be added]

Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower) - [information to be added]
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Campanula rotundifolia (Scotch bellflower) - [information to be added]

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Lobelia (lobelia)
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habitat leaf position flower color
Lobelia cardinalis stream banks, wet meadows cauline red
Lobelia dortmanna shallow water basal pale lavender
Lobelia inflata lawns, roadsides, fields cauline light blue

Lobelia cardinalis (red lobelia) - [information to be added]
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Lobelia dortmanna (water lobelia) - [information to be added]

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Lobelia inflata (bladder-pod lobelia) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park (ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0) by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in 2010 by The University of Maine Press.