The common name “mistmaiden” is surely appropriate for these delightful flowers. (more…)
Not sure why both the genus name and the common name refer to a dog’s tongue (the leaves?). (more…)
The nickname comes from the flower head’s resemblance to the curled tuning head of a violin. The bristle-like hairs that cover this plant can irritate the skin. The tiny black nuts that are produced by each flower are said to be poisonous to cattle.
Not to be confused with Campanula rotundifolia aka Harebell. Mountain beaver are said to be particularly fond of this native plant.