Milky Bellflower - Campanula lactiflora


A tall, clump forming plant often reaching to 2 metres. The flowers may vary in colour but are usually pale (milky) and are often pale lilac forming dense areas of colour. It has slightly serrated leaves.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


Often cultivated and occasionally occurring as a casual or becoming naturalised.

When to see it

Flowering mid to late summer.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread but occasional in Britain where it usually occurs as a casual.

VC55 Status

Uncommon casual in our area. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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

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