Campanulaceae . . . . . Bellflower family

Choose the most similar flower type:


Also: Venus's looking glass (Legousia) a decreasing plant of arable fields esp. on chalk in the S & E of Br

Campanula . . . . . Bellflowers

Click on the nearest species: (note that there are several other introduced similar spp.)

See also:

Gentianaceae ; Bluebell

Campanula glomerata, . . . . . Clustered Bellflower

Especially on chalk or seaside dunes, commonest in SC En but extending to Yorkshire and coastal dunes in E Sc
Vegetative
Whole plant
Leaves
Flower head

Campanula lactiflora, . . . . . . Milky Bellflower

Very local, mostly in Sc and N En

Campanula latifolia, . . . . . Giant Bellflower

Reasonably frequent in damp areas in C and E En and Sc; v local in the S, W Wa and Ire; blunt angled stems and lvs taper to stem

Campanula persicifolia, . . . . Peach-leaved Bellflower

Scattered throughout Br, widespread around London, decreasing to the N

Campanula poscharskyana . . . . . Trailing Bellflower

Fls lobed >1/2 way to base; A common garden escape on walls, etc., commonest in the CI & S & C En, scattered elsewhere

Campanula portenschlagiana . . . . . Adria Bellflower

Less common than above, also on walls CI, SW Br, S Ire; Funnel-shaped flowers (diameter at apex '<'tube length), lobed <1/2 way to base, and nearly hairless stems

Campanula rotundifolia . . . . . Harebell

Common on grassland and heaths over Br (Exc. SW) and in W Ireland

Lowest leaf:

Campanula trachelium . . . . . Nettle-leaved Bellflower

Mostly in S & C Br, rather local elsewhere; stem lvs narrow abruptly into stalks and stems with 4 sharp angles

Jasione . . . . . Sheepsbit

Jasione montana, . . . . .Sheepsbit

Common on cliffs in CI, Wa, SW Sc and SE Ire, rather scattered elsewhere


Similar spp. : Phyteuma orbiculare; but see also Succisa pratensis
Phyteuma Succisa

Lobelia . . . . . Lobelia

Lobelia dortmanna, . . . . . Water Lobelia

A water plant that generally grows submerged in shallow fresh water; flat lvs with 2 tubes (pic 2); frequent in N & W Sc, NW Wa, the Lake district and W Ire

See also:
Littorella Isoetes

Lobelia erinus, . . . . . Garden Lobelia


Lobelia urens, . . . . . Heath Lobelia

V. Local on acid heathy grass in S En

Phyteuma, . . . . Round-headed Rampion

Phyteuma orbiculare, Round-headed Rampion

Locally common on chalk S and W of London



See also: . .Jasione montana

Pratia, . . . . . Lawn Lobelia

Pratia angulata . . . . . Lawn Lobelia

Introduced from New Zealand; scattered on damp lawns


Wahlenbergia, . . . . . Wahlenbergia

Wahlenbergia . . . . . Wahlenbergia

A number of Wahlenbergia spp., esp Wahlenbergia hederacea (Ivy-leaf Bellflower) have naturalised esp in Wa and SW En