Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Campanula rapunculus

Campanule raiponce
Rampion Bellflower

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

10-20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Linear,

Spatulate

Height

40-100 cm

Description

The name ‘campanula’ comes from the Latin word ‘campana’, meaning bell. The Rampion Bellflower is common in our area. Tall, slender, upright, with a slightly hairy stem.

Dry, grassy, sunny areas.

Flowers

The flower spike (14 cm) holds many white, pale blue or lilac funnel-shaped flowers with lilac stamens. The sepals have 5 pronounced teeth.

Leaves

Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem, Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Basal rosette: broad end of the leaves tapers at base, with stalks.
Upper leaves: long and narrow, without stalks, pointed with alternate hairy leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: inverted cone, releases the seeds.

Edible

Leaves and roots: Used to be cultivated in Europe for the leaves – a little like spinach; also for the roots – a little like radish.

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