Botanical name: Campanula latifolia Family: Campanulaceae (bellflower family)
This beautiful perennial plant can be found growing in the wild in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Nepal. It is a handsome leafy plant bearing elegant spikes of large, nodding, dark blue-purple, bell-shaped flowers. Flowers are 4-5 cm long, borne in a spike at the top of stems 0.5-2 m. Stem leaves are nearly stalkless, 5-12 cm long, ovate or lance-shaped with a rounded base, with toothed margin. Large Bellflower is found in shrubberies and forests at altitudes of 2100-3600 m.
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