Can someone identify this weed?

rosemary_ny(z5NY)August 9, 2013

This weed is plentiful around the Syracuse NY area, where I live. The leaves appear in late spring and are sort of lance or arrowhead shaped.
The flowers appear around June and July. They are quite pretty. Each stem is about 20" tall and has small bell shaped blue flowers with 5 small petals. It travels by underground roots. When you pull it, you think you have the root, but you don't. The largest part of the root goes quite a bit deeper.
People seem to like it and I see it growing in gardens by permission, but I don't like it - it can become quite a nuisance.
Here is a picture of the flower.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Don't know for certain, but perhaps lady bells, Adenophora.

For me here in Oregon, it traveled underground and self-seeded prolifically. Took me a while, but I finally got rid of all of it. Would have kept it if better behaved.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 7:07PM
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That could be it. Sounds like it. I consider it a weed, but I guess it is a pretty weed.

Thank you for your reply.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 7:42PM
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    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 11:29AM
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