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ROUND-HEADED RAMPION Phyteuma orbiculare (Campanulaceae) Height to 50cm. Distinctive, hairless and unbranched perennial; grows in chalk grassland. FLOWERS are bluish violet and borne in rounded heads, 10-15mm across, on long, slender stems (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are dry capsules. LEAVES are oval at the base of the plant, narrow and unstalked on the stem. STATUS-Local, restricted to a few locations in S England; an indicator of undisturbed sites but absent from many seemingly suitable locations.
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