Its calcium rich leaves can be served in salads and the stems can be sautéed and and served as a side dish. Spreads rapidly on rhizomes and produces deep, taproot-shaped tubers. Prefers summer moisture. 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. Flowers, leaves, young shoots, roots are edible. There is enough diversity in the bellflower or Campanula clan to ring just about any gardener's chimes. Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) is wild, edible and nutritious food. Name * Email * Website. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Groundcover bellflower with edible shoots, leaves, flowers and nutty roots. Silver Springs Edible Garden Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower. as well as its root system. 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. An additional interesting fact about the trailing bellflower is that its leaves are edible and can be consumed in salads. Required fields are marked * Comment. ... More research shows the bellflower attracts pollinators and is an edible herb. In the book, infected victims don’t become zombies right away. 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!) The whole plant is edible particularly at this time of the year (spring). A lesser known wild edible, creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) has become one of my favorite spring greens. Your email address will not be published. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink and red, they have growth habits that range from low and creeping to tall and upright. Wanted: Creeping Bellflower Creeping bellflower Campanula rapunculoides. Invasive tendencies and extreme hardiness mean lots of it will be available. Campanula Rapunculus Campanula rapunculus , known as the rover bellflower, rampion bellflower or the Rapunzel bellflower is a biennial plant, with leaves growing the first year and flowers blooming in the second year. Lilac spires of bellflowers to 1.2m in summer are very attractive to bees. The creeping bell flower may be a pest to the eyes of some, but in my eyes it is a boon. Creeping Bellflower is an invasive plant that we'd rather not have in the garden. However, it is edible, so escaped individuals can be permanently disposed of. Full sun to part shade. 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