Campanula aparinoides Pursh
Common Name: MARSH BELLFLOWER
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Usually a calciphile and often associated with grasses and sedges including hummocks in wet habitats; marshes (if not too wet), ditches, swales; sedge and other fens, cedar and tamarack swamps; meadows, shores, stream and pond borders.

The corolla is pale blue, often nearly white. Smaller-flowered plants with narrowly elliptic leaves are var. aparinoides, a southern taxon known from southwestern Michigan (Berrien, Kalamazoo, and Kent Cos.). Our plants are mostly var. grandiflora Holz., long known as C. uliginosa Rydb., with flowers running a bit larger on average and the leaves more linear. The distinctions are not sharp, and most authors no longer recognize the two as separate species.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=692.