Watt's Bellflower
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Watt's Bellflower
P Native Photo: Amber Srivastava
Common name: Watt's Bellflower
Botanical name: Campanula wattiana    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)

Watt's Bellflower is a prostrate or rising woolly herb. This rare flower is named after Sir George Watt (1851-1930), who collected it for the first time. Flowers are purple or blue, about 1.2 cm long, borne in panicles. They are bell-shaped, split to more than half way to the base. Calyx teeth are ovate, entire or rounded toothed, hairy. Styles protrude out prominently, about 1 cm long. Stems are not very much bent or curved. Leaves are broadly ovate-triangular, 1-2 x 0.8-1.2 cm nearly entire or toothed, woolly. Watt's Bellflower is found in Western Himalayas. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: Amber Srivastava Photographed in Deoban, Chakrata, Uttarakhand.

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