Clustered Bellflower - Campanula glomerata

    Description

    Short to medium height roughly hairy plant. It is stoloniferous with erect flowering stems. The basal leaves are rounded or heart shaped and long stalked. Although similar, the stem leaves are narrower and short stalked – half clasping the stem. Flowers are deep purple-blue, erect bells, 15 to 30 mm long in tight terminal clusters, sometimes with a few flowers below.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassy open habitats usually on calcareous soils.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Local but widespread in much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 6 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map