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Harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Blue, 5 petals
 
Nodding pale blue bell-shaped flowers on long stalks. Individual flowers up to 2cm in length.
Fruit:
A small nodding capsule, filled with minute seeds, up to 8mm long.
Leaves:
The long-stalked basal leaves are roundish, or kidney-shaped and have large rounded teeth which have normally wilted by flowering time. The leaves become shorter stalked as they go up the stem. The alternate stem leaves are linear and not toothed.
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are edible and are good in salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Blawort, Bluebell, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebells of Scotland, Hairbell, Lady's Thimble, Roundleaf Harebell, Scottish Harebell, Witches' Bells, Witches' Thimbles.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, grassland, heathland, meadows, moorland, mountains, rocks, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside, towns, woodland.