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Bellflower, Little turnip

Campanulaceae Campanula rapunculus L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Rampion is a biennial plant, but in cultivation is grown as an annual. Both roots and leaves are eaten, mainly in salads. Leaves are entire, obovate to linear lanceolate in shape, 6 inches or more in length. They form a rosette at the root crown. The roots are long, up to 1 foot, slender, and white. The plant resembles radish in culture and exposure. Roots can be stored for winter use.

Season, seeding to harvest: Up to 5 inches.

Production in the U.S.: No data. Minor.

Use: Mainly in raw salads.

Part of plant consumed: Mainly root, but leaves also.

Last update July 1, 1996 bha