Common name: Trailing Bellflower
Botanical name: Cyananthus lobatus Family: Campanulaceae (bellflower family)
Trailing Bellflower is a perennial herb with bright
blue-purple flowers with a prominent sepal tube covered with black hairs.
Flowers are up to 3 cm across, petals obovate, spreading, flowers hairy
in the throat. Sepal tube is 1.5-2 cm long, lobed to one-third. Leaves are
1-2.5 cm long, deeply lobed. The plant has several stems, 10-25 cm long.
Trailing Bellflower is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to
SW China, at altitudes of 3300-4500 m. Flowering: July-September.
|Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.|