Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia


    Short to medium, usually hairless stoloniferous plant, stems ascending to erect. Leaves linear untoothed and unstalked. Flowers blue, 12 to 20 mm long pendant bells.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry, grassy habitats, hills, commons, heaths and banks.

    When to see it

    July to September

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in most of Britain, but less so in the south-west of England.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland though possibly declining. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 180 of the 617 tetrads.

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