It looks like this: If you see it or suspect that you see it, haul it out. Required fields are marked * Comment. Silver Springs Edible Garden Full sun to part shade. Lilac spires of bellflowers to 1.2m in summer are very attractive to bees. A lesser known wild edible, creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) has become one of my favorite spring greens. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. However, it is edible, so escaped individuals can be permanently disposed of. 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!) 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. 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. Its calcium rich leaves can be served in salads and the stems can be sautéed and and served as a side dish. Flowers, leaves, young shoots, roots are edible. Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) is wild, edible and nutritious food. as well as its root system. Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower . 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. I frequently eat the young leaves, although I’ve heard great reports on the tasty thick rhizome it produces. Edible Campanula rapunculoides or creeping bellflower. Invasive tendencies and extreme hardiness mean lots of it will be available. Name * Email * Website. Spreads rapidly on rhizomes and produces deep, taproot-shaped tubers. An additional interesting fact about the trailing bellflower is that its leaves are edible and can be consumed in salads. The whole plant is edible particularly at this time of the year (spring). In the book, infected victims don’t become zombies right away. Creeping Bellflower is an invasive plant that we'd rather not have in the garden. ... More research shows the bellflower attracts pollinators and is an edible herb. Reader Interactions. Your email address will not be published. Groundcover bellflower with edible shoots, leaves, flowers and nutty roots. Prefers summer moisture. Wanted: Creeping Bellflower Creeping bellflower Campanula rapunculoides. The creeping bell flower may be a pest to the eyes of some, but in my eyes it is a boon. 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