Identification: Five petals, mostly fused into a bell structure with free petal lobes pointed, and curling backward. Flower color blue-violet with a straight white style. Flowers arranged in a tapering, one-sided spike of drooping flowers. Plant spreading by runners. Leaves elongate, blade-shaped, with weakly toothed outer margins. Plant 1 to 3 feet in height.

Distribution: Throughout most of North America except the U.S. southeastern states and the Arizona, California region.

Habitat: Creeping Bellflower is an escape from gardens and is found along roadsides and in disturbed fields.

Flowering period: July to September.

Similar Species: Creeping Bellflower is easily identified by a combination of its large, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers, and their arrangement in a long, tapering, one-sided flowering stalk.