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Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata)

Names for this plant:

  • Scientific/Vitenskapelig Campanula glomerata
  • English/Engelsk Clustered Bellflower
  • Norway/Norsk Toppklokke

Campanula glomerata, known by the common names clustered bellflower or Dane's blood, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Campanula, belonging to the family Campanulaceae. It is the county flower of Rutland, England.


Campanula glomerata is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to a height of 20–60 centimetres, with a maximum of 90 centimetres. The stem is simple, erect and shortly pubescent, basal leaves are petiolated, oval-lanceolate and lightly heart-shaped (cordate), while cauline leaves are lanceolate, sessile and amplexicaul. The inflorescence is formed by 15-20 sessile, actinomorphic and hermaphrodite single flowers of about 2 to 3 cm. They are in terminal racemes or in the axils of upper leaves, surrounded by an involucre of bracts. The corolla is campanulate and pubescent with five dark violet-blue or purplish-blue petals. Flowering period is from June to September.