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 Your email address will not be published.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