Entire-Leaf Trailing Bellflower
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Entire-Leaf Trailing Bellflower
P Native Photo: Sunit Singh
Common name: Entire-Leaf Trailing Bellflower
Botanical name: Cyananthus integer    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)
Synonyms: Cyananthus barbatus

Entire-Leaf Trailing Bellflower is creeping herb with beautiful blue flowers, found in the high reaches of Western Himalaya. Stems are many or few from the root, simple, hairy or finally nearly hairless, 10-30 cm. Flowers are nearly stalkless, sepal-cup black-hairy. unaltered in fruit. Sepal-cup is 1.2-1.8 cm, ovoid, lobed somewhat pointedly up to 1/3 of its length. Flowers are 2.5 x 1.2 cm, tubular-funnel-shaped; petals ovate, somewhat spreading, hairy at least in the throat inside. Leaves are nearly stalkless, entire or rounded toothed-toothed broadly or narrowly oblong shortly closely rough-hairy on both surfaces. Leaves are 2.5 cm by 6 mm, rounded toothed-toothed ; often much smaller, narrower, nearly entire. Capsule is 1.2 cm, ovoid-conic, seeds are 1.5 mm, narrowly oblong-ellipsoid. Entire-Leaf Trailing Bellflower is found Western Himalaya, at altitudes of 3600 m.

Identification credit: Sunit Singh Photographed at Sahastra Tal, Tehri, Uttarakhand.

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