Feb. 27, 2020

southern rockbell, Wahlenbergia marginata

What a cute little droopy bellflower! These are about a half inch, and the drooping aspect adds such a nice touch. This was the only I've seen it. Looks like the stem straightens after blooming. But now I do a little research for today, and am reminded of the safety of numbers. More observations would have quickly informed me that this one is an outlier. Most of the just settle for being straight up all along, and they might be white. Rockbell is an import from south Asia and Australasia. In China the roots are a famine food. Here it grows in AL, AR, FL, GA, HI, LA, NC, SC, and TX. Colquit Co GA, 10/19/15. Bellflower family, Campanulaceae.