Campanula lactiflora

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Campanula lactiflora
Campanula lactiflora Loddon A.jpg
C. lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Genus: Campanula
Species: C. lactiflora
Binomial name
Campanula lactiflora
M.Bieb[1]

Campanula lactiflora (milky bellflower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Campanula of the family Campanulaceae, native to Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a medium-sized herbaceous perennial growing to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in), with narrow, toothed leaves 5–12 cm (2–5 in) long. Large conical clusters of open, star-shaped flowers are produced on branching stems in summer. In favourable conditions it will self-seed with variable results. The flowers are usually white or pale blue, but numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use, in a range of colours.[2]

The Latin specific epithet lactiflora means "milk-white flowers".[3]

The following cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-

  • 'Alba'[4] (white)
  • 'Loddon Anna'[5] (pale pink)
  • 'Prichard's Variety'[6] (violet blue)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campanula lactiflora". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula lactiflora 'Alba'". Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'". Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'". Retrieved 22 June 2013.