Peach-leaved Bellflower - Sweden wildflowers

Campanula persicifolia, SE: Stor blåklocka, storklocka,
DE: Pfirsichblättrige Glockenblume, NL: Prachtklokje, Perzikbladklokje,
UK: Peach-leaved Bellflower

Scientific name:  Campanula persicifolia L.
Swedish name:  Stor blåklocka, storklocka
German name:  Pfirsichblättrige Glockenblume
Nederlandse naam:  Prachtklokje, Perzikbladklokje
English name:   Peach-leaved Bellflower
Family:  Campanulaceae, Klockväxter

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Life form:  Perennial herb
Stems:  30-70 cm, erect, usually unbranched
Leaves:  Basal rosette, opposite, lanceolate, toothed margins
Inflorescence:  Terminal and axillary racemes atop erect, unbranched, leafy stems
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, blue or white bell-shaped corolla; long stigmas, often about a centimeter
Flowering Period:  July, August
Fruits:  Poricidal capsules, ovoid, 3-grooved; capsule is upward
Habitat:  Open fields, meadows, forests
Distribution:  from Skåne to Uppland

Campanula persicifolia, Stor blåklocka, storklocka, Pfirsichblättrige Glockenblume, Prachtklokje, Perzikbladklokje, Peach-leaved Bellflower


Derivation of the botanical name:
Campanula is diminutive of Late Latin campāna, bell (New Latin: a little bell).
persicifolia, Latin Persica and folia, a leaf ; with leaves like a peach.
  • 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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