Silver-Haired Bellflower
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Silver-Haired Bellflower
P Native Photo: Thingnam Rajshree
Common name: Silver-Haired Bellflower
Botanical name: Campanula argyrotricha    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)

Silver-Haired Bellflower is a weak herb 10-15 cm long, with stems numerous, prostrate, thread-like. The plant is softly hairy and with spreading white needle-like hairs on the stems and leaves. Leaves are oval to ovate, up to 1 cm long, 5 mm broad, margin toothed to wavy, surfaces white velvet-hairy. Flower-stalks are about 0.5 mm long. Sepals are about half the length of the flower. Flowers are 1.2 cm x 8 mm, hairy outside; style sometimes protruding. Capsules are rounded at the base. Silver-Haired Bellflower is found in NE Pakistan to Himalaya.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.

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