Herb: Roundheaded Rampion

Latin name: Phyteuma orbiculare

Synonyms: Phyteuma comosum

Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

Edible parts of Roundheaded Rampion:

Root - raw or cooked. Young leaves - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

June to

Habitat of the herb:

Dry grassland and rocky ground.

Propagation of Roundheaded Rampion:

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in late summer, though it can also be sown in the spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed. Germination is usually very quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry grassland and rocky ground.

Medicinal use of Roundheaded Rampion:

None known

Known hazards of Phyteuma orbiculare:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.