Trailing Bellflower - Campanula poscharskyana

Description

Leaves are 2.5 to 4.0 centimetres long. It grows shoots along the ground, about 20 to 25 cm long, which then turn upward, placing the flowers about 10 cm above ground. Flowers are light blue and bell shaped.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often encountered as a garden escape and near to habitation, finding spots where it can tuck itself into cracks and crevices to survive.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Semi evergreen perennial.

UK Status

Widespread casual garden escape in England and Wales, less frequent in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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