Adenophora Fisch.


Greek aden — gland, phoros — bearing, referring to the gland at the base of the style

Perennial herbs with fleshy roots. Leaves alternate or whorled, entire or toothed. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers pendulous and with a disk at the base of the filaments. Ovary inferior, 3-chambered. Fruit a capsule splitting between the ribs.

Grown as border plants for the shoots of bell-like flowers.

Seed or cuttings.

Several species have edible roots; A. liliifolia is a commercial crop in Japan.

Similar to Campanula but with a cup-like gland at the base of the style.

40 species from temperate Eurasia.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Campanulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Campanulaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Adenophora liliifolia (L.) A.DC.