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Nettle-leaved Bellflower

Campanula trachelium

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

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
 
Mid-blue, bell-shaped. Individual flowers up to 3.5cm in size. 1-3 flowers appear together on a stalked spike, the top ones opening first.
Fruit:
A dry, hairy nodding capsule that splits open upon ripening.
Leaves:
Rough, irregularly toothed, pointed leaves which are paler beneath. The plant earns its name from the leaves, as they resemble, or at least look similar to the leaves of Nettles.
Maximum Size:
75 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Bats-in-the-Belfry, Blue Foxglove, Coventry Bells, Our Lady's Bells, Throatwort.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Habitats:
Scrub, woodland.