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Nettle-leaved Bellflower

Campanula trachelium

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
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:
75cm tall.
Other Names:
Bats-in-the-Belfry, Blue Foxglove, Coventry Bells, Our Lady's Bells, Throatwort.
Habitats:
Scrub, woodland.