Creeping Bellflower, a European import popular in the garden industry, readily escapes cultivation and can quickly become invasive, spreading both from seed (up to 15,000 per plant!) Your email address will not be published. as well as its root system. Lilac spires of bellflowers to 1.2m in summer are very attractive to bees. Required fields are marked * Comment. Creeping Bellflower is an invasive plant that we'd rather not have in the garden. Its calcium rich leaves can be served in salads and the stems can be sautéed and and served as a side dish. I recently read Max Brooks’ page-turning unread romp, “World War Z.” The book is a mediation of what a global zombie plague, and our subsequent reaction to it, would look like. There is enough diversity in the bellflower or Campanula clan to ring just about any gardener's chimes. Wanted: Creeping Bellflower Creeping bellflower Campanula rapunculoides. Creeping Bellflower by Zeynel Cebeci; CC BY-SA 4.0 While some consider creeping bellflower to be a highly invasive “weed,” as it self-seeds most readily and even a tiny fragment of its root will spawn a new plant, others find that its pale lavender flowers adorning tall stems are a welcome edible ornamental plant. Prefers summer moisture. Reader Interactions. Creeping Bellflower: The Zombie Weed by Rob Sproule. In the book, infected victims don’t become zombies right away. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The whole plant is edible particularly at this time of the year (spring). Flowers, leaves, young shoots, roots are edible. Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower. A lesser known wild edible, creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) has become one of my favorite spring greens. Spreads rapidly on rhizomes and produces deep, taproot-shaped tubers. Creeping bellflower is a very attractive flower, and understandably popular in gardens, but it frequently escapes into disturbed sites such as roadsides and waste areas. Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) is wild, edible and nutritious food. Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower . I frequently eat the young leaves, although I’ve heard great reports on the tasty thick rhizome it produces. Groundcover bellflower with edible shoots, leaves, flowers and nutty roots. It looks like this: If you see it or suspect that you see it, haul it out. Silver Springs Edible Garden ... More research shows the bellflower attracts pollinators and is an edible herb. However, it is edible, so escaped individuals can be permanently disposed of. Identify harebell via its pictures, habitat, height, flowers and leaves. Invasive tendencies and extreme hardiness mean lots of it will be available. 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