Campanula rapunculus, Rampion bellflower,
Hebrew: פעמונית קיפחת, Arabic: ورد الجرس

Scientific name:  Campanula rapunculus L.
Common name:  Rampion bellflower
Hebrew name:  פעמונית קיפחת
Arabic name:  ورد الجرس
Plany Family:  Campanulaceae, פעמוניתיים

Israel wild flowers and native plants

Life form:   Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  40–80 cm tall; erect, lightly hairy, branched on the top
Leaves:  Alternate
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite; racemose inflorescence; purple
Fruits / pods:  Capsule, dehiscent; seeds numerous, ellipsoid, smooth
Flowering Period:  April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Campanula rapunculus, rampion bellflower, פעמונית קיפחת, ورد الجرس


Derivation of the botanical name:
Campanula, campana campan, "bell" (church); Campanula (bell) shaped, referring to the corolla shape.
rapunculus, rapa, rapum, a turnip.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.