Meet the Tall Bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum), a.k.a., American Bellflower. Interestingly, it's not a bell-shaped flower, being instead rather flat. According to Wildflowers of the United States, tall Bellflower appears to have 5 blue petals, but those are actually lobes of the corolla rather than real petals.
This specimen was growing along the rail trail between Opekiska Lock & Dam and the Uffington Marina.
Monday, August 27, 2012
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