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Spreading Bellflower

Campanula patula

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asterales
Family:
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual or Perennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, rocks, woodland.

Flower:
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Purple, 5 petals
 
Small clusters of bell-shaped or star-shaped, violet-blue flowers. White flowers are rare. 5 stamens.
Fruit:
The fruit is an erect, strongly veined capsule.
Leaves:
The rough basal leaves are bluntly lance-shaped and short-stalked. The stalkless stem leaves alternate along the stems on both sides. The stem leaves are linear. Biennial.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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