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Campanula griffinii
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Griffin's Bellflower
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Campanula griffinii

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About Griffin's Bellflower (Campanula griffinii) Campanula griffinii is a species of bellflower known by the common name Griffin's bellflower. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the North and Central Coast Ranges in chaparral habitat on serpentine soils. This is an annual herb producing a thin, erect stem up to 20 centimeters tall. The leathery leaves are linear in shape, toothed along the edges, and less than a centimeter long. The stem and foliage are sometimes reddish in color and may have stiff hairs. The small, cylindrical flower is pale blue to white and less than 4 millimeters long. The fruit is an oblong, ribbed capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
7.9 in (20.1 cm)

Flower Color
White, Red, Blue

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
221' - 4217'

Annual Precip. ?
15.7" - 54.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.26" - 0.79"

Coldest Month ?
42.1° F - 50.7° F

Hottest Month ?
65.2° F - 75.7° F

Humidity ?
1.13 vpd - 24.55 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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