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Phyteuma spicatum L.

Family - Campanulaceae

Common Name - Spiked Rampion

 

 

Native 

 

 

Protected under schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) 

 

 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Hedgerows
Roadsides
Scrub
Description of Genus

Perennial herbs. The flowers are small and in tight heads or spikes. The corolla of each flower has 5 long lobes. The fruit is a capsule opening through gaps in the ribs.

Flower spikes of Phyteuma spicatum
© Dennis Skinner
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Native in England, but occasional introduced in Scotland and Wales. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Ährige Rapunzel
Ährige Teufelskralle
Poland
Zerwa klosowa

Chromosome Number (2N)

22