Photo of Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides): is this the Campanula rapunculus ?

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bamira
Sep 28, 2014 9:13 AM CST
I have a doubt.
I'm sorry, but this is not the first plant for you.

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Sep 28, 2014 10:05 AM CST
Campanula rapunculoides L.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campanula_rapunculoides
read carefully what you are copying I tip my hat to you.
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Sep 28, 2014 11:42 AM CST

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Robertduval14 is no longer active on the site. I've moved the photo. Thank you.
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HemNorth
Mar 3, 2016 6:28 PM CST
(I'm new at this, so I don't know if this is too late to respond.) In Wikipedia, the blossoms shown are much finer than this image.

This photo resembles a plant I detested in my old garden, which had been a nursery in the 20's, 30's and 40's. The Campanula that grew so invasively there, was either Campanula trachelium or Campanula latifolia macrantha, I believe. It had a thicker white root than Campanula rapunculoides, larger basal leaves, spear shaped, and flowered haphazardly, up and down the stalk over a two month period. It did not look nice in bouquets, because the wimpy, dishrag blue spent blossoms, would be all over, detracting from the lovely fresh blue blossoms, and new blossoms did not open well on a cut stalk. It set seed rather quickly, and the upper stalk and the seed pods were prickly, so dead heading was unpleasant and finicky. They always seemed to be spilling seed out when disturbed. And yet, in August, when fewer perennials were blooming, their blue / mauve was enticing, so I hated to cut them down too soon.

In going through the Campanulas in ATP, I noticed that the first photo shown for Campanula collina, might instead be Campanula trachelium or Campanula latifolia macrantha. In reviewing images on Google, I feel that Campanula latifolia var. latifolia is quite a bit nicer than the plants I was coping with.
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zuzu
Mar 3, 2016 6:45 PM CST

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Welcome to ATP, HemNorth.

HemNorth said:In Wikipedia, the blossoms shown are much finer than this image.


This image actually was taken from Wikipedia.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campanula_rapunculoides

The image originally was added to the Campanula rapunculus entry in error and was later moved to the C. rapunculoides entry. Are you now saying it isn't C. rapunculoides? I'm sorry if I'm misunderstanding.

As for the image of C. collina that arouses your suspicions, please enlarge the image and scroll down to "Post a comment about this photo." Air your concerns in the comment, which will automatically create a thread in the Plant Photos Forum and notify the image contributor of the comment.
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HemNorth
Mar 7, 2016 3:25 AM CST
Thank you Zuzu for your clarifications and the wiki link - - - and there it was!

I'm fascinated by all the information collected in all of the Campanulas. I've just been studying my garden photos of the last summer to see if I have both Campanula rotundifolia and Campanula cochlearifolia.
I love the biennial Campanula patula. It is such a sweetheart how it seeds itself so appropriately.

Thank you again for your good comments. Thank You!
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Mar 7, 2016 12:11 PM CST

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You're very welcome, HemNorth. I tip my hat to you.

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