Family : Campanulaceae
Text © Alessandro Bordin
English translation by Mario Beltramini
Common name : Fairies’ thimble.
Scientific name : Campanula cochleariifolia Lam. (1785).
Subspecies : none.
Phytogeographic type : South-European orophyte.
Habitat : screes, debris, cracks in the rocks.
Rocky substratum : calcareous.
Altitude : 800-3.000 m.
Flowering : July-August.
Brief description. Perennial plant. Stems: several thin and ascending (5-20 cm) stems develop from the ramified and crawling rhizome. Inferior leaves : persistent at the flowering, are round-shaped and form a carpet. Caulinar leaves : oval-elliptical, missing in the upper part of the stem. Flowers : each stem carries on the tip 2-6 hanging flowers. Calyx : upright or somewhat missing lacinias. Corolla : 5 lilac-coloured lobes divided only on the top. Fruit : capsule containing many seeds.
Possibility of confusion with other species : none.
Possibility of cultivation : ideal for rockeries.
Synonyms: Campanula caespitosa Vill.; Campanula bellardi All.; Campanula pusilla Haenke.
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