Campanula patula, SE: Ängsklocka, DE: Wiesen-Glockenblume,
NL: Weideklokje, UK: Spreading Bellflower

Scientific name:  Campanula patula L.
Swedish name:  Ängsklocka
English name   Spreading Bellflower
German name:   Wiesen-Glockenblume, NL Weideklokje
Nederlandse naam:   Weideklokje
Plant Family:  Campanulaceae, SE Klockväxter, UK Bellflower family

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Life form:  Perennial, taproot short.
Stems:  Height 25–80 cm, usually branched at the top with a sparse inflorescence, slightly hairy, basal part often reddish
Leaves:  Basal leaves short-stalked, elongated spatulate, usually withered by flowering time. Stem leaves alternate, stalkless and linear. Blade entire or with shallowly rounded teeth. (crenate).
Flowers:  Corolla bell-shaped, narrow-based, 5-lobed halfway (longer than broad), fused, erect, 20–25 mm long, violet to blue-violet, rarely white in colour. Inflorescence branching, corymbose.
Flowering Period:  July-August
Fruits:  Capsule, strongly veined, erect
Habitat:  Pastureland, meadows, farmland, settlements

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Campanula is diminutive of Late Latin campāna, bell (New Latin: a little bell)
patula, from patulus, "spreading", meaning: spread out, open wide.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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