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Picture of Harebell
Campanula rotundifolia L.


Plant Description:

  • Grows up to 50 cm high with many stems
  • Round basal leaves fall off early in season
  • Stem leaves are sword-shaped
  • 1 or more drooping, bell-shaped flowers
  • Found on dry slopes and open prairie
  • Natives chewed on the roots to relieve heart palpitations, and made into a tea to cure flu, fever and lung or heart problems
  • A very hardy plant
  • In Scotland,in the past, this plant was considered to be bad luck
  • Found at Stops 1, 2, and 9


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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