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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map