Harebell

Harebell or Bluebell
Campanula rotundifolia

Family Phlox (Polemoniaceae)
Bloom Spring, summer
Habitat Dunes, sandy meadows, sunny
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 6-20″
Flower Bell-shaped blue flowers, 3/4″ long, each formed from 5 fused petals nodding from a thin stem.
Leaf Basal leaves are long-stalked, roundish and tend to dry up and disappear before the flowers appear.
Notes Drooping flowers are adapted for specific insect pollination and protects the pollen from rain and dew.

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