Botanical name

Prismatocarpus sessilis var. sessilis

Family

Campanulaceae
Prismatocarpus sessilis var. sessilis
Prismatocarpus sessilis var. sessilis
Prismatocarpus sessilis var. sessilis
Prismatocarpus sessilis var. sessilis
Prismatocarpus sessilis var. sessilis

Description

Delicate, sprawling shrublet up to 45cm. Leaves linear-lanceolate, margins slightly revolute and ciliate below; flowers usually white, sometimes pale-blue, 1-3 in axils, bell-shaped, about 5mm across, usually sessile (without a flower stalk); fruits 4-15mm long.

Latin: sessio, seated, sitting; -ilis, capacity, quality: referring to the sessile (stalkless) flowers sitting close upon the body of the stalk.

Habitat

Sheltered sandstone sopes

Flower Date

December to March