Campanula thyrsoides - Yellow Bellflower

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Campanulaceae

Yellow Bellflower

Yellow Bellflower growing in Slovenia. The flowers are much more white than yellow.

This large bellflower, which can grow up to 40cm in height when in full flower, starts its cycle with a low-growing leafy rosette which appears during its first year. It develops flowers from its second year onwards.

Campanula thyrsoides grows in rather dry conditions in limestone and calcareious habitats, on woodland edges and in meadows and in other rocky places. Although called Yellow Bellflower, the examples that we have seen have all had white flowers.. It blooms from mid-June to the middle of September.

Its territory in Europe is Austria and Switerland, and the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

The specimen on this page whas photographed in Slovenia in July.