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Wahlenbergia marginata

Description

Southern rockbell is an herbaceous perennial native to Asia in the Campanulaceae family.   The species name marginata means  "marg(in)" in Latin or  "border, edge" signifying where plant grows as it is commonly found along roadsides and disturbed areas. 
The genus Wahlenbergia from the Swedish Naturalist who discovered the plant Goran (George) Wahlenberg (1780-1851). 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#lavender flowers#disturbed areas
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#lavender flowers#disturbed areas
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Wahlenbergia
    Species:
    marginata
    Family:
    Campanulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Subtropical and tropical Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    5 petaled star or bell shaped blue to lavender flowers atop thin stems with white centers bloom from March-November.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Most leaves are at the base of the plant upper leaves are reduced linear shaped bracts.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Erect stems hairless or almost so.