Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Campanula trachelium

Campanule à feuilles d’ortie
Nettle-leaved Bellflower

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

30-50 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

1m

Description

The second name ‘trachelium’ derives from its former use as a cure for sore throats. A hairy plant, with square edged stems.

Open woodland, often found clambering through hedges and ditches. Long flowering.

Flowers

The slightly nodding flowers, pale blue or violet blue, rarely white, grow in spikes, opening from the top downwards. The five petals are fused together into the shape of a bell, hairy inside.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, toothed and pointed like a nettle leaf.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing seeds, hairy and nodding.

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