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VENUS’S-LOOKING-GLASS Legousia hybrida (Campanulaceae) Height to 40cm. Hairy perennial, typically rather straggly in its growing habit. Found in arable fields, typically on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 5-10mm across; purple colour is revealed only when 5-lobed corolla opens flat only in bright sunshine; closes tight (and looks pale) at other times (May-Aug). FRUITS are long, narrow and tapering capsules. LEAVES are oblong and wavy; upper ones stalkless, lower ones short-talked. STATUS-Occurs locally almost entirely in S and E England (formerly much more common).