Adenophora liliifolia (L.) A.DC.

Perennial hairy herb to about 50 cm tall. Lower leaves roundish, cut, long-stalked. Upper leaves more or less linear-lanceolate, toothed, stalkless. Flowers pendulous, about 2 cm long, blue or white, fragrant; style protruding; summer.

N and C Europe


A. tashiroi (Mak. & Nak.) Mak. & Nak. is a spreading herb to about 30 cm tall with violet flowers about 1 cm long in autumn.

A. triphylla (Thunb.) A. DC. is an erect herb to about 80 cm tall with pale blue to violet flowers in autumn and characteristically has leaves in whorls of 4; var. hakusanensis (Nak.) Kitam. is a smaller-growing form.

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
genus        Adenophora Fisch.