Giant Bellflower - Campanula latifolia

    Description

    Medium to tall sometimes reaching one metre in height, rather stout, usually hairy plant. Flowers blue but sometimes almost white, 40 to 55 mm long, deep sub-erect or ascending bells borne in leafy racemes. Mid stem leaves have no stalk but taper into the stem.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodland, river and stream banks.

    When to see it

    Late June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial

    UK Status

    Widespread but local over much of Britain, but scarce in southern England and Northern Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Local in Leicestershire and Rutland, but may be frequent in suitable areas. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 65 of the 617 tetrads

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map