All leaves are prominently veined on the underside and lightly toothed. Our buckthorn managed area has been overrun with this creeping bellflower, burdock, dame's rocket, curled dock and a host of other invasives-it's very disheartening :(. All Characteristics, the perianth is campanulate (bell-shaped, with a tube about as long as wide, flaring at the mouth), the perianth is funnelform (funnel-shaped), the petals of the flower do not have folds or plaits, the petals of the flower have folds or plaits on them, the sepal outline is lanceolate (lance-shaped; narrow, gradually tapering from the base to the tip), the sepal outline is oblong (rectangular, but with rounded ends), the fruit is another shape than those described, the fruit is obovoid (egg-shaped, but with the widest point above the middle), the leaf has a distinct leaf stalk (petiole), the base of the leaf blade is cordate (heart-shaped, has rounded lobes at the base), the leaf blade is cordate (heart-shaped with backward-facing rounded lobes), or sagittate (arrow-shaped with backward-facing pointed lobes), the leaf blade is lanceolate (lance-shaped; widest below the middle and tapering at both ends), the leaf blade is oblong (rectangular but with rounded ends), the leaf blade is ovate (widest below the middle and broadly tapering at both ends), the leaves have no leaf stalks, but attach directly to the stem, the petiole attaches at the basal margin of the leaf blade, the tip of the leaf blade is acuminate (tapers to a long, thin point), the tip of the leaf blade is acute (sharply pointed), the hairs on the stem are plain, without glands or branches, and not tangled, the stem feels rough due to hairs or prickles. The basal leaves are triangular, narrow, with a heart-shaped or rounded base, jagged edges and are up to 12 centimetres (4.7 in) long. RI, I have a patch I have been trying to kill for years under a pine tree. It hasn't invaded my yard yet but I'm sure I'm next. This perennial was introduced from Europe and spreads rapidly with its creeping rhizome. Edibility: Leaves, shoots and roots are edible for humans. Having the same experience as Debbie in St. Louis Park. Saw some by Bear Creek, beter go dig it out now before it gets away, but those seeds? I found the easiest way to control them is to eat them. Whoever found it at Brecks should report the store to the MNDNR. Thanks for your wonderful website! 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. I have been trying to eradicate this weed from my garden for about 10 years. For details, please check with your state. Note: All comments are moderated before posting to keep the riff-raff out. Upper leaves are 10. I made a note to self that putting it in compost or garbage is illegal. When I do dig it out & get the roots how can I kill it so it doesn't spread more. application such as lawns. That was 5 years ago and it is very much taking over my garden. Now this noxious weed. I have never noticed these on our property before. I have been pulling them for 5 years! Can you tell me how long I should wait after treating the weed with glyphosate before repeating the treatment? Rhizomatous perennial that can grow to 1 m. The usually unbranched stems are often reddish purple below, either hairy or smooth. Leaves near the top of the plant have little or no stalk. Online References: Campanula rapunculoides on . To reuse an I'm relieved to have it finally identified. So far I'm finding it will take multiple applications, and treatment timing is very important. The site can add Washington Co. to the distribution list. Is there any reason I should be concerned? The leaves of the harebell are about 7.5cm in length when full grown. I hate chemicals and don't want to resort to them as we are by a lake but I haven't been able to even make a dent in these horrible plants. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THESE UNDER CONTROL AT EACH RESIDENCE. The plants I have had for about 4 years have not spread and there in the spot I wanted them in. My neighbors are having the same issue. I am not happy! It spreads by seed and fleshy rhizomes making it difficult to control or eliminate. buckthorn). I personally hate black plastic and cringe every time I see it used as an "environmentally friendly" weed killer. I guess I need to throw everything in the garbage, use glyphosate, and then attemp to dig up the tubers. It took me a while to find this site & I'm so glad I did because I was going to dig them up & move them to my perennial garden--what a disaster that would have been!!! Funny, like Marie, I have noticed that my german shepherds LOVE to eat this plant. It takes over and chokes out other plants. I'll provide update next year. I have also seen them in several yards and shady areas in the town of thief river falls. Wish me luck. The violets form thick matts that seem to choke out bellflowers. Lower leaves are up to 4 inches long and 2 inches wide with stalks to 6 inches long. control info via UofM extension, This "pretty" plant is quickly taking over where we have been working hard to control buckthorn in an area along Minnehaha Creek. Good as ever growing wild in a recent special sale flyer packet, buckthorn, and bell-shaped 5. 12–31 in ) of height, with rounded teeth, large-toothed, usually withered flowering. 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