Trailing Bellflower
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Trailing Bellflower
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
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.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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