Blooming: The Harebell or Bluebell usually begins to bloom during mid June on the Dakota prairies.  The plant likely occurs in every county in North Dakota and also inhabits much of North America and Eurasia at elevations up to 13,000 ft.

Living Attractions: The flowers are visited by many critters including butterflies,
Hummingbirds, bees, including the very small Harebell Carpenter Bee which
shows a preference for their pollen and nectar.

Uses: Some authors have stated that the Harebell was used for medicinal
purposes. It is said that the root was dried and powdered and put in the mouth
to relieve pain that was occurring in the mouth. Some of the European Campanulas
are eaten as vegetables in salads, but the Dakota species seems not to have any
known economic uses.


 

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