Peach-leaved Bellflower - Campanula persicifolia

    Description

    Medium to tall hairless plant, stems erect and unbranched, upper leaves linear lanceolate toothed, flowers usually blue, occasionally white, 30 to 40 mm long, horizontal or ascending broad bells, not nodding, borne in a lax raceme.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Meadows, open woods and waste places.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional and in scattered locations in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, the Ellistown record is only the third record for VC55. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map