CLUSTERED BELLFLOWER

Campanula glomerata

Bellflower Family [Campanulaceae]

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status
statusZnative
flower
flower8mauve
inner
inner8white
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZclustered
type
typeZtrumpet
stem
stem8round
stem
stem8milkysap stem8milkylatex

14th July 2007, St Cyrus, Scotland. Photo: © Pam Murden
Growing amidst Lady's Bedstraw in grassland.


14th July 2007, St Cyrus, Scotland. Photo: © Pam Murden's Daughter
The flower head is clustered; the individual flowers being stalkless.
11th July 2011, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Photo: © Phil And Ann Farrer
Flowers clustered together jostling each other to point skywards.


11th July 2011, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Photo: © Phil And Ann Farrer
Petals are long, cut to half-way and arched like church windows to a 90° point. They have a creased fold down the centre-line more in evidence when petals not fully splayed out.


14th July 2007, St Cyrus, Scotland. Photo: © Pam Murden
A 'cluster' can be as few as just one flower, when it has been mistaken for a Gentian, but the leaves are different, being in opposite pairs in Gentians. Here there are only seven in the cluster. The flowers are coloured mauve, being much a deeper colour than Harebell.


14th July 2007, St Cyrus, Scotland. Photo: © Pam Murden's Daughter
The five petals curve outwards to a somewhat bluntish point. The stigmas protrude almost beyond the end. A faint vein runs the down centre-line of all petals.


14th July 2007, St Cyrus, Scotland. Photo: © Pam Murden's Daughter
When ripe the stigmas splay into three strips right at the end.




11th July 2011, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Photo: © Phil And Ann Farrer
Lower leaves triangular and stalked; stem leaves narrow and half-clasping the stem.


Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

No relation to : Clustered Dock, Clustered Golden Dock nor to Clustered Clover [plants with similar names].

The leaves half-clasp the stem and are narrow. The flowers are one of the most vivid colours of the flowering plants being a brilliant violet colour, and are all clustered at the top of a single shortish hairy stem. It grows in limy areas on grassland.


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Distribution
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 BSBI maps
genus8Campanula
Campanula
(Bellflowers)

CLUSTERED BELLFLOWER

Campanula glomerata

Bellflower Family [Campanulaceae]

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