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Tiggrx

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Greek Campanulas
« on: February 23, 2007, 02:44:38 PM »
I need a bit of help identifying these three Campanulas which I photographed in Greece.

The first was growing on rocks in the village of Arechova, Central Greece
 

The second on the ruins at Delphi, Central Greece


And the third also on the ruins at Delphi


Thanks for any help you can give
Tiggrx
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 02:59:43 PM »
Hello, Tiggrx, welcome to the forum. I cannot help you much with your campanulas, though there are plenty herewho will be able to. I can suggest, however, that in future, you make your photos a max. of approx 750 pixels wide to avoid the need for scrolling to see the pic, read the text. There is a panel taking up space at the side of the screen for Poster's details etc, so the available space for pix is thus reduced somewhat.
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 03:02:18 PM »
Your query makes me realise how weak my campanula knowledge is... Perhaps I should have bought Graham Nicholls' book?  Anyone tell me what they thought of it ;) (not you, Graham, if you're out there!!)
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 03:14:36 PM »
Lovely plants. I too know very little about them, but these have whetted my appetite.
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 03:21:11 PM »
It's an excellent book, Santa brought it for me. I will have a look and see if I can help with identification but I am sure one of our many experts will have the answers quicker than I could. The book has created the beginnings of yet another obsession!
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 07:16:26 PM »
Welcome to the forum Tiggrx. This campanula is a monocarpic or biennial species that comes in the same group as C. rupestris, C. andrewsii, C. celsii and C. thessala, species that are easily confused with one another.
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 10:13:48 PM »
Maggi, the new campanula book is great. Lovely pictures and descriptions of the plants with cultivation tips. Stop by and look at it at the next show.
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Re: Greek Campanulas
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 04:06:12 PM »
Thanks for the great welcome and the suggestions.

hadacekf - I think you are right as to the group - wish I could narrow them down a bit further, but they are obviously a very difficult group.

I have had yet another look through Flora Europaea and looking at species which occur in that area conclude that the 2nd and 3rd species must be either C. topoliana, C. anchusiflora or C. celsii.

The first species (with 3 stigma lobes) I haven't been able to narrow down at all (or rather no 3 stigma-lobed species of that description seem to occur in that area ???)

Have now ordered the Campanula book mentioned above - already have way too many books ;D

 


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