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Common name

English: Sheepbit

German: Berg-Jasione, Berg-Sandglöckchen

Portuguese: Botão-azul


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Campanulales (15)

        Family: Campanulaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Jasione (1)

            Epithet: montana L. (9)

Synonyms: Jasione ambigua Merino, Jasione blepharodon Boiss. & Reut., Jasione carionii Boreau, Jasione cartilaginea Sennen, Jasione echinata Boiss. & Reut., Jasione espadanae Pau, Jasione euphrasiifolia Porta, Jasione glabrata Dumort., Jasione lusitanica A.DC., Jasione macrocalyx Gand., Jasione macrocephala Sennen, Jasione mediterranea (Rouy) Prain, Jasione prolifera (DC.) Bellardi ex Colla, Jasione rosularis Boiss. & Reut., Jasione stricta Pomel, Jasione undulata Lam., Phyteuma montanum (L.) C.K.Spreng.

ambigua => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

echinata => set with prickles or spines (echinus, a hedgehog, or a prickle)

euphrasiifolia => leaves resembling those of Euphrasia

glabrata => becoming smooth or glabrous

lusitanica => from Portugal

macrocalyx => with a large calyx (the sepals, the outermost whorl of parts that form a flower)

mediterranea => from the Mediterranean region

montana => growing in the mountains

montanum => growing in the mountains

prolifera => proliferous, producing bunched growth or offsets or young plantlets

rosularis => with leaf rosettes

stricta => drawn together, stiff, upright

undulata => wavy, with wavy margin


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, beige, white

External links

Check for Jasione montana at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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