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PEACH-LEAVED BELLFLOWER Campanula persicifolia (Campanulaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright, hairless perennial that grows in meadows, open woodland and hedgerows. FLOWERS are 3-4cm long, the corolla blue and bell-shaped but expanded, rather rounded and open, with short lobes; borne in open spikes on slender stalks (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are dry capsules. LEAVES are narrowly ovate with rounded teeth at the base of the plant; stem leaves are narrow, with rounded teeth. STATUS-Introduced and grown as a garden plant, but naturalised locally, mainly in the S of the region.
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