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Rampion bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Rampion bellflower Common Names: Creeping bellflower, Rover bellflower

Description: The leaves and roots are edible and in Russia, has been used as a cure for hydrophobia.

Habit: Erect; perennial; little branched; rhizomatous.

Leaves: Alternate, 5 in long and 2 in across, lower leaves are long-stalked, heart shaped, coarsely-toothed margins; Upper leaves sessile, lanced shaped.

Stems: Light green to reddish brown in color; glabrous to slightly hairy; and terete or angular.

Flowers: Light purple in color, borne in the axils of the upper leaves, occur along one side of stem, 5 united sepals, 5 united petals.

Fruit and seeds: Round capsule containing numerous small, elliptical, light brown seeds with small wings; produces 3000 seeds or more annually.

Habitat: Native to Europe. Grows well in areas of moist soils.

Reproduction: By seed and occasionally from the long rhizomes.

Similar species: Native Harebells (Campanula rotundifolia).

Monitoring and rapid response: Hand pulling or cutting and bagging flower spikes pre-bloom; glyphosate is effective for spot applications, dicamba for larger infestations.

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from, and the USDA PLANTS Database.

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Common Name:

Rampion bellflower

Scientific Name:

Campanula rapunculoides







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