Campanula balfourii

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Campanula balfourii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Campanula
Species: C. balfourii
Binomial name
Campanula balfourii
Wagner & Vierh.

Campanula balfourii is a species of plant in the Campanulaceae family. It is endemic to northeastern Socotra, Yemen. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.


Delicate, erect herb to 15 cm, with spreading hairs. Leaves broadly oblong-elliptic to orbicular, 0.5-1 x 0.3-07 cm. Flowers lilac-blue, <0.8 cm long, sessile.


Clearings in semi-deciduous woodland, 500-750 m. This delicate annual with its small pretty flowers, appears soon after rain but rapidly dies back in the dry season.

Conservation status[edit]

Least concern(LC). Common in several vegetation types and under no present or perceived threat.