Wall art

DAY 44 (19 MAY) – Trailing bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana Degen) (Farnham)

My favourite plants are often those that seed themselves, enhancing the appearance of the man-made or decorating a plainer expanse of the natural world. Today’s post is the first dedicated to little things that grow in, or cling to, walls.

This trailing bellflower has a Latin name that sounds like a Serbian farmhand, and it’s also known as Serbian bellflower – presumably because it’s native to the Dinaric Alps in former Yugoslavia.

It is beautifully accompanied by the smaller pale lilac flowers of wandering sailor (cymbalaria muralis). Love how nature throws together matching colours so effortlessly.

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