Syn.: Marianthemum alpinum (Jacq.) Schur
Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
Campanula alpina
Distribution: Mountains of Europe – the Eastern and Central Alps, Carpathian Mountains.
Ecology: It grows on screes and rocks, from subalpine to alpine zones. Flowers from June to August.
Campanula alpina
Description: A biennial or perennial herb with an erect stem, 5–20 cm tall. The basal leaves are oval, hairy, stem leaves lanceolate. Drooping flowers on hairy stalks, corolla bell-shaped, blue, wooly hairy on margins. The fruit is a capsule.
Threat and protection: The Alpine Bellflower is a protected species in some countries (CH, I).
Campanula alpina
Campanula alpina
Campanula alpina
These images were taken in Austria, Raxalpe (June 19, 2004).