Harebell Flower – Campanula Rotundifolia

The Harebell

Harebell flowers Campanula rotundifolia  These flowers will flower in the latter part of June-early Sept. They will grow at elevations up to 10,000 feet and are found in a wide range of habitats. 

You can find the harebell flower growing in dry or moist soil. They are typically found in valleys prairies and even commonly growing among sagebrush.

The  Campanula rotundifolia is often confused with blueflax, which has a more saucer like shape and has separated pedals. The harebell’s petals are fused together to for a cup liked shape. 

These flowers can be found from Texas, all the way up to Alaska. Only around 5-6 species of Campanula are found in the rocky mountains out of close to 300 total species.

Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia,  I found This specimen in South East Idaho in the summer of 2013.