The plant family Campanulaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
As of 11-14-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online by Kew still lists 98 accepted genera in this family which is commonly known as the Bellflower family.
For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. I have added photos of the members of this family I have experience with and a few wildflowers on the farm. Click on their names and you will be redirected to their own page.
I found several Campanulastrum americanum (Tall Bellflower) growing along the Katy Trail that runs between my farm and Farrington Park. I had walked through the tall grass (for hay) to get to the edge of the south hayfield where I had been taking wildflower photos and I decided to climb over the fence and get on the trail to get back to the house. This species was the only member in the genus when I identified this wildflower.
I brought this Isotoma fluviatilis (Blue Star Creeper) home from Lowe’s on June 10 in 2018. I didn’t plant it in an ideal location and it soon was covered by other plants. Sometimes I get busy over the summer in the garden and the flower beds get neglected… If I try it again I will put it in a better location.
I haven’t had the best success growing Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) in my beds, but I used them in a friends planters in 2021 and they did great.
I found a few Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco) growing at the edge of the southeast pasture on July 29, 2019. I used to graze the southeast pasture but I have used it for hay the past couple of years. You would be surprised at the number of wildflowers I have observed since there are no cows eating them. The southeast corner of the farm is kind of swampy so it was fenced off by my dad several years ago. After the hay was cut in July, I was able to explore and take wildflower photos. Common names include Indian Tobacco, Asthma Weed, Bladderpod (or Bladderpod Lobelia), Gagroot, Pukeweed, and probably others.
I found a single Triodanis perfoliata (Clasping Venus Looking Glass) on June 14 in 2020 along the edge of the back pasture with no flowers. Then in 2021 I found A LOT of them along the edge of the south hayfield. These are neat little wildflowers…
That’s all the member’s of the plant family Campanulaceae I have experience with for now. You never know what I will find next…