rapion bellflower, rover bellflower
Campanulaceae – Bellflower family family
12 - 31 inches in height. Under ideal conditions the plant may grow to 4 ft in height
Usually shortly hairy. Basal leaves are triangular and narrow, and jaggedly toothed. They are also slightly heart shaped, with a rounded base, and may have slightly wavy margins. Upper leaves are lanceolate, sessile, and have short stalks.
Simple, erect, slightly pubescent
Spring through Autumn
Lavender to purple, 5 petaled, bell shaped, flowers droop from the top of the plant stem
Seeds ripen from August to October
Woodlands, gardens, sunny edges of lawns, waste areas, dappled shade. Prefers light sandy, to medium loamy, moist, well drained soils. Can grow in semi-shade to full sunlight.
Wild Food Uses:
The leaves and young shoots can be eaten raw, or cooked. they have a pleasant flavor. The roots have a slightly nutty flavor, and can be added to salads, or eaten alone as a trail nibble. The roots tend to be better when they are younger, as they become tough and stringy in older plants.
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