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Long-Sepal Bellflower   
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Long-Sepal Bellflower
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Long-Sepal Bellflower
Botanical name: Campanula aristata    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)
Synonyms: Campanula aristata var. longisepala, Campanula cylindrica

Long-Sepal Bellflower is a slender hairless perennial herb characterised by small single blue funnel-shaped flowers, looking down, with threadlike sepals longer than the flower. Flowers are 8-10 mm long, lobed to nearly halfway. Stem leaves are linearr, stalkless, 1-4 cm long. Basal leaves are long-stalked, elliptic, almost entire. Stems are unbranched, 8-30 cm tall. Capsules are narrow-cylindric, up to 3 cm long, with persistent sepal-tube. Long-Sepal Bellflower is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to Bhutan, at altitudes of 3100-4500 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Miroslav Dvorsky
Photographed in Nubra Valley, Ladakh.
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