Campanula stricta

 

Campanula stricta

 

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Scabrid perennial. Stems decumbent or ascending-erect, to 50 cm, virgate, leafy, simple or branched from base, ± rigid. Lower cauline leaves ovate, oblong, acute, or obtuse, 3-6x0.4-1 cm, entire or crenate-dentate, gradually narrowed into to 4 cm petiole; upper lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, sessile, sometimes slightly amplexicaul, acuminate. Flowers erect, sessile, axillary in lax spicate inflorescence, or terminal, solitary. Calyx lobes triangular to linear-lanceolate, obtuse, erect, scabrid, setulose or glabrous. Calyx appendages reticulate, ovate,obtuse, much accrescent, inflated after anthesis, completely concealing ovary and capsule. Corolla cylindrical- infundibular, 15-25 mm long, divided to⅓ to nearly into erecto-patent-lobes, tomentose to glabrous, blue-violet to deep blue, rarely white. Style ± exserted.Stigmas 3. Capsule obconical, 5-7 x 4-5 mm. Seeds oblong, flattened, brown with pale margin.
 1. Stems decumbent, short, 10-20 cm  var. libanotica . E. Medit. element. )
 1. Stems ascending-erect, 20-35 cm
    2. Corolla 16-34 mm, ± tomentose to glabrous; calyx lobes 5-10x2-4 mm; seeds 2.2 x 1 .2-1.4 mm  var. stricta
   2. Corolla 7-12 mm, densely adpressed retorse-tomentose; calyx lobes 3x 1 mm; seeds 1-1.1 x0.5-0.7 mm  var. alidagensis