Campanula rapunculoides

Family : Campanulaceae

Text © Alessandro Bordin

English translation by Mario Beltramini


Leafy raceme, with mostly placed unilaterally flowers © Giuseppe Mazza

Leafy raceme, with mostly placed unilaterally flowers © Giuseppe Mazza

Common name: Creeping Bellflower.

Scientific name: Campanula rapunculoides L. (1753).

Subspecies: none.

Phytogeographic type: European-Caucasian.

Habitat: coppice, brush woods, hedges and vineyards, on preferably calcareous soil at an altitude of 150-1.500 (2.100) metres.

Blossoming: July-August.

Brief description. Perennial plant. Stem: upright, simple, poorly and irregularly pubescent, tall up to 100 cm.

Lower leaves: ovate-lanceolate, with petiole, serrate and sharp at the apex. Caulinar leaves: sessile lanceolate. All leaves are thickly bristly.

Flowers: leafy final raceme with nodding flowers on peduncles, mostly unilaterally placed. The stem at the apex carries a raceme of flowers with a great corolla, provided with a peduncle. Calyx: with patent lanceolate teeth. Corolla: with tube lacinias formed by five lilaceous petals. Fruit: capsule containing many seeds.

Possibility of confusion with other plants : none.


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