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GIANT BELLFLOWER Campanula latifolia (Campanulaceae) Height to 1m. Upright perennial. Recalls Nettle-leaved Bellflower but larger, downy or hairless and with bluntly-angled stems; flowers are larger. Grows in shady woods and hedgerows. FLOWERS are 4-5.5cm long, the corolla pale blue (sometimes white) and bell-shaped, with triangular lobes; in tall, leafy spikes (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are dry capsules. LEAVES are ovate to lanceolate and toothed; lower ones have winged stalks. STATUS-Widespread and locally common in central and N England; scarce or absent elsewhere.
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GIANT BELLFLOWER Campanula latifolia (Campanulaceae) Height to 1m. Upright perennial. Recalls Nettle-leaved Bellflower but larger, downy or hairless and with bluntly-angled stems; flowers are larger. Grows in shady woods and hedgerows. FLOWERS are 4-5.5cm long, the corolla pale blue (sometimes white) and bell-shaped, with triangular lobes; in tall, leafy spikes (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are dry capsules. LEAVES are ovate to lanceolate and toothed; lower ones have winged stalks. STATUS-Widespread and locally common in central and N England; scarce or absent elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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