Unless you go after it EVERY day, it will soon spread and take over large areas. Now to get rid of them, I hope. ), please check the links and invasive species pages for additional resources. Funding provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources. I've noticed that buckthorn is infected with the rust (not enough to kill it) and wonder if that could be a method of killing the nasty invader. They are growing near my other wildflowers and raspberries bushes. Campanula rapunculoides at Illinois Wildflowers. I do not recommend doing do. Note: when native and non-native I am not happy! Campanula portenschlagiana (Serbian Bellflower) is a low-growing, sprawling perennial forming mounds of flaring, star-shaped, pale violet-blue flowers, 1 in. The plant is easily identified by its heart-shaped leaves and stalks of drooping, bell-shaped blooms of lavender-blue. You pinch the top and 3 or 4 stems shoot up. This plant is terrible. Creeping bellflower is a very attractive flower, and understandably popular in gardens, but it frequently escapes into disturbed sites such as roadsides and waste areas. However I DEAD HEAD them to try to have them to continue to blooming but i haven't had luck. I've been trying to So sad this plant for a few years. :o(. Found it growing under some pine trees in the back yard.. wasn't sure what it was. I made a note to self that putting it in compost or garbage is illegal. This really saddens me. The stem is also rough from stiff hairs and is often purple, especially near the base of the plant. They don't even look alike except maybe color. Can you tell me how long I should wait after treating the weed with glyphosate before repeating the treatment? If you have this see if you can get native blue violets to compete with it. The stem is also rough from stiff hairs and is often purple, especially near the base of the plant. It's in beds, lawns, it even seems to grow in dirt. I love this edible highly nutritious food plant. UGH I thought they were pretty but seemed to find them in almost every flower bed. I have sprayed it for 2 years I it's growing just as good as ever. I have a patch I have been trying to kill for years under a pine tree. NH, It grew back year after year, through all the other perennials I'd planted, despite trying to stay on top of weeding. If you take the time to dead head either by taking the bud off after the bloom fades or cutting the stem it will slowing die out. Wow! I didn't know anything about them but was excited to have them because of their attractive flowers. Though a single plant can produce thousands of seeds, its root system seems nearly invincible. populations both exist in a county, only native status of Agriculture (not the DNR) is responsible for designating noxious weeds in Minnesota and they have not seen fit to do anything about creeping bellflower. I hate this plant it is taking over my yard! I've been digging it out trying to get the tap root. I am growing some in my front yard (while battling the neighbor's rapunculoides non-stop). I guess I need to throw everything in the garbage, use glyphosate, and then attemp to dig up the tubers. My neighbors seem to be clueless. I prefer to not use chemicals in my garden or lawn, but I am now experimenting with Roundup in selective non lawn areas, and Fertilome Weed Free Zone (has dicamba) in lawn areas. From what I've seen so far it's going to be very tough to control. For some reason, I thought they were May Night Sage. These horrid things popped up in my flower bed from who-knows-where many years ago. I would also be concerned about long-term effects high concentration of herbicides (glyphosate in particular) have on the soil, and the surrounding plants, and the insects that feed on them. My father-in-law told me it was invasive but I ignored him. Very good description of this beautiful but very hard to eradicate "wildflower". I'm going to try straight vinegar or a borax solution to eradicate this noxious weed. Lower leaves are long-stalked and heart-shaped with coarsely toothed margins. Anthropogenic (man-made or disturbed habitats), meadows and fields. They're also serrated, sometimes being described as 'toothed.' I can't vouch for Vivian's marketing pitch, but we do use Round-up, though very, very selectively. Sigh. within a month, the whole area was cleared of everything green. I could cry! Campanula rapunculoides is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate. Love this type of bellflower? across (2 cm). I also have recently covered a 10 x 10 foot area with plastic hoping to keep light and moisture out and maybe over a year or two eradicate it. Stem leaves alternate, short-stalked, uppermost stalkless, almost linear, entire margins. It has a nut-like flavor, and is reportedly very palatable. Funny, like Marie, I have noticed that my german shepherds LOVE to eat this plant. I'm planning on carefully digging them out today. They spread from the roots, very rapidly. Take a photo and Then, remove the fork and slip your bare hand down and start feeling for the main root, like a small carrot (about an inch or two below the surface) Once you find it use the fork again to loosen the soil all around and get deeper so you can pull the root out completely. When I do dig it out & get the roots how can I kill it so it doesn't spread more. 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