This unruly garden plant is now considered a weed. I have put it into the trash, rather than into the garden recycling system. Visit my detailed article to find out more fantastic facts about this famous Campanula Medium. The upper stem leaves are sessile, lanceolate and shortly stalked. Campanula alliariifolia . I have been fighting it for years and am loosing, now my sister-in-law has planted one at my parents house! The leaves, in their fresh state, even when very young, are a bit chewy, and the midrib sticks out a bit. Heart shaped leaves emerge in early spring, followed by 2-4 foot stems with alternating, spear-shaped, serrated leaves. unintentionally); has become naturalized. Very good description of this beautiful but very hard to eradicate "wildflower". Having the same experience as Debbie in St. Louis Park. Now it's coming up in my steep slope lakeshore restoration and I can't reach it! Map of native plant purveyors in the upper midwest. I applied Roundup last summer and those plants died. Found it growing under some pine trees in the back yard.. wasn't sure what it was. I found Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) growing wild in a meadow near Cortland NY this week (August 2004). Cleared an area of buckthorn on Lake Minnetonka and Creeping Bellflower is moving in. Meanwhile, the upper stem has smaller leaves with no edge. Campanula latifolia: stems bluntly angled, lower leaf blades rounded to cuneate at the base, and inflorescence a collection of solitary flowers in the axils of leaves (vs. C. trachelium, with stems sharply angled, lower leaf blades evidently cordate at the base, and inflorescence a loose raceme of 1-4 flowers from the apex of stems and branches). I just noticed these pretty purple flowers blooming in my hedge a few days ago. They started taking over my back yard in Mid-Summer. 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