Campanula alpina

Alpine bellflower (Campanula alpina)

The Alpine Bellflower (Campanula alpina) belongs to the genus of the bellflower (Campanula ) in the family of the bellflower family ( Campanulaceae ).


The woolly - haired shaggy herbaceous plant is 5-15 ( 25) cm high. The appendage between the calyx lobes are very small, about 0.5 to 1 mm long. The linealischen sepals are usually much longer than the half-crown. The racemose inflorescence consists of two rare, usually six to twenty flowers and usually begins just above the ground. The flowers are long-petiolate and nodding. The crown of five fused petals is bell-shaped, light blue and about 10 to 20 mm long.

The flowering period is from July to August.


As the site this kind usually preferred rather acidophilous poor grass and dwarf shrub heath, but also calcareous soil. In the Alps, it is widespread in the subalpine to alpine altitude level. Also on lime. Frequently in Austria until rare in Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Carinthia and Salzburg.