Campanula retrorsa, Campanula scabrida, Campanula adhaerens,
Campanula dissoluta, Bellflower, Backwards harebell
Hebrew: פעמונית משוננת, Arabic: Jurays munqaleb

Scientific name:  Campanula retrorsa Labill.
Synonym name:  Campanula scabrida Hochst., Campanula adhaerens Ehrenb. ex Boiss., Campanula dissoluta Schott & Kotschy ex Boiss.
Common name:  Bellflower, Backwards harebell
Hebrew name:  פעמונית משוננת
Arabic name:  Jurays munqaleb
Plant Family:  Campanulaceae, פעמוניתיים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect trailing or decumbent, glabrous, pubescent, or hirsute
Leaves:  Alternate
Flowers:  Purple
Fruits / pods:  Capsule, elongated to ovoid, obovoid or round, with membran¬ous walls; dehiscence by irregular pores at the bases or the sides;Seeds minute, numerous
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Campanula retrorsa, Bellflower, פעמונית משוננת


Derivation of the botanical name:
Campanula, campana campan, "bell" (church); Campanula (bell) shaped.
retrorsa, retro, "backwards"; retrorsus means turned backwards.
  • The standard author abbreviation Labill. is used to indicate Jacques Labillardière (1755–1834),a French naturalist noted for his descriptions of the flora of Australia.

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