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Can anyone identify this plant (leaves only picture unfortunately):


Possibly a bit of a long shot as it's only the leaves, but years and years ago we planted this low growing plant it has smallish blue flowers earlier in the year but unfortunately I can't find a photograph of those. It is at most 10-15cm tall but is about 40cm wide (very rough guess). Anyway, can anyone suggest what this plant might be?

We're trying to eliminate the bindweed that is there and I want to try and work out what this plant is in case we end up needing to dig it up or cut away parts of it to get at the bindweed as it is proving difficult to unravel without snapping off the bindweed making it difficult to get the weedkiller on it.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    Take a look at Campanula Poscharskyana, Serbian Bell Flower. Could it be that?
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,216
    Or Campanula portenschlagiana. I'm not sure that I could tell which was which even if I saw them side by side.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • ElothirElothir Posts: 94
    edited September 2019
    Thanks for the replies.

    It definitely looks like some kind of Campanula but the prostrate ones do all look rather similar don't they? I had actually come across Campanula garganica when trying to find out via searching but that didn't sound/look quite right.

    It does seem to be the wrong time of year to do anything about it, but assuming it is a Campanula, should it be possible for me to carefully divide/dig out a chunk that doesn't yet have the Bindweed wrapped around it and stick it in a pot until we've dealt with the weed just in case? 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,832
    Definitely Elothir. That would be the ideal way to treat it.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,216
    I have one of the prostrate ones (not sure which) and it spreads easily and grows from any bit of root that accidentally gets moved, so yes, a few bindweed-free clumps in pots should be fine while you deal with the infestation.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Well that sounds promising at least.

    Thanks for the replies, I'll give it a go and see what happens.
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