Prev Next Pause Resume. Campanula rapunculoides is native to most of Europe, Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia and Siberia. One of the most robust urban plants to emerge during the Alberta spring is creeping bell flower, Campanula rapunculoides. Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Feb 22, 2014 1:09 PM. Your email address will not be published. This bully spreads by seeds and by aggressive underground roots. These parts include the slightly hairy, triangular, and narrow leaves. … Think twice before starting this thuggish plant in your garden. Add them to a smoothie, into your homemade dips or anywhere else … (1996). Campanula punctata flowers and leaves are cooked like a potherb. Campanula rapunculoides at Illinois Wildflowers. This perennial was introduced from Europe and spreads rapidly with its creeping rhizome. Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower . Likes sun or part shade; hardy to -35°C. (1983) and Tada et al. Usually used in salads. Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower. The leaves and young shoots are high in vitamin C and mild in flavor, and the roots are edible raw or cooked. The Clustered Bellflower, Campanula glomerata, has bluish flowers that are eaten raw. Campanula is thus a genus with a possible unexploited potential as source of medicinal secondary metabolites, as pointed out by Barnaulov et al. They are sweet in flavor as are their leaves. This growth pattern can make it nearly impossible to get rid of, even a small piece of root can regenerate a new plant. I am growing some in my front yard (while battling the neighbor's rapunculoides non-stop). Edible Use Name Family: Creeping Bellflower Family: Campanulaceae Campanula rapunculoides Description: This flower has delicate 5-petaled flowers that droop along the side of the stem. Campanula rapunculoides. It may be fruitful in a survey among Campanula species to search specifically for additional compounds known to occur in, e.g., Platycodon grandiflorum (). And finally, for more details about this magical Campanula rapunculoides… However, it is edible, so escaped individuals can be permanently disposed of. Online References: Campanula rapunculoides on . Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides), however, is a separate species that escapes cultivation in a hurry. Don't confuse it with the other campanulas - there is a native campanula - Campanula Rotundiflora - which has the same purple flower, but a tiny plant, feathery leaves, and only a few flowers per plant. The leaves of this plant are edible and are best used in a salad. Required fields are marked * Comment. The plant was once cultivated for food. Also, the shoots and roots can be brilliant treats for your meals. Campanula rapunculoides on Wikipedia. Campanula rapunculoides at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Name * Email * Website. Edibility: Leaves, shoots and roots are edible for humans. The flowers grow along one side of the stem singly, not in groupings. It has attractive flower spikes, and is extremely tough and hardy. Reader Interactions. To support our efforts please browse our store (books with medicinal info, etc.). Habitat. Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. Campanula rapunculoides ... (4 ft) high, which self-seeds rampantly and makes a good ground cover. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. It's found in Northern Minnesota along Lake Superior. As well as having pleasant edible leaves, this species also has a nice edible root (raw or cooked), and dyes have been obtained from the aerial parts. Another remarkable thing about this plant is that many parts of it are edible. Campanula rapunculoides is a herbaceous perennial plant with a thick, branching root that sometimes produces long underground shoots. Stratification: ND. 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