Nettle-leaved Bellflower

Campanula trachelium

Nettle-leaved bellflower Campanula trachelium

The bright bell-shaped violet-blue flowers of this plant are quite handsome and appealing. The leaves are fairly hairy and resemble those of stinging nettle, although they harbour no sting.

It flowers July to September, and is found in woodland margins, hedgerows and scrub. Locally common in south and east England


Nettle-leaved bellflower (Campanula trachelium), local field, Staffordhsire, England. July 2013.

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4 thoughts on “Nettle-leaved Bellflower

  1. These are lovely, even prettier than the Bellflower. Interesting that the first part of the Latin name – Campanula – is a bit like the art of bell-ringing – as in campanology! I guess that’s where it came from.

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