Tough survivor, what might it be

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    These are at the base of a big leaf maple and in an area that was probably once a flower bed. The flowers are rather straw like in texture. Any ideas? I like the flowers so I moved a few to areas that won’t get mowed. I planted daffodil bulbs in the same area.
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Could it be a Campanula?
    Perhaps glomerata.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think Sjoerd is right as my first thought was Campanula too.
     
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    Pretty flower. I haven’t a clue on ID.
     
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    Yep - it's glomerata!
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    What great plant identification you all. Thank you. The flower cluster has opened more. I would have never guessed Campanula glomerata, known by the common names clustered bellflower or Dane's blood.

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Jewell—Glad to help. I am a Campanula fan. I have had several types over the year and still have a couple here and there on the lottie. Enjoy that beauty.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    @Sjoerd the Campanula persicifolia are like weeds in many places on hillsides and unexpected places around the property. I was familiar only with this species. Fun to have another hardy variety to encourage and spread. I will be creating other places to grow this little tough perennial.
     
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    Jewell— A lovely flower always has a place in a garden, doesn’t it.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I love the clustered bellflower! I have one in my garden that has stayed in its place -so far! I have a white one too
     
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    It may be invasive in some places, but it fails to survive here at all.
     
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    We have campanula persicifolia in white and blue and campanula ambela here
     
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    That looks sort of like my one, Pac. Sadly mine has not yet opened its flower buds.
     
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