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Nettle-leaved Bellflower

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Distinctive big bell shaped flowerswith a liking for woodlands and hedgerows on calcareous soils. 


Nettle-leaved Bellflower: ring out the chime

Post date: Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 - 21:12

This is a wild flower that would not be out of place in any garden. It is very popular with bees too. The nettle-leaved bellflower (Campanula trachelium) is the most common of out native campanulas. Campanule is Latin for bell and when you see these lovely big bell shaped flowers it is not hard to see how they got their name. 

This plant has a liking for woodlands and hedgerows on calcareous soils in southern (south of the Humber!) England. In Purbeck they can be found on the northern side of the Purbeck Ridge and are plentifulin late July and throughout August in the Creech area and especially at the entrance to the Dorset Wildlife Reserves of Kilwood and Stonehill Down. 


The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Nettle-leaved Bellflower
Scientific Name Campanula trachelium
Family Bellflower family - Campanulaceae
Status Restricted
Interest Level
Species Family Bellflower Family - Campanulaceae
Flower Colour Group Blue
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Tall plant with upright bell-shaped flowers
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

This species is often found in these habitats:

Habitat(s) Relationship
GC: Calcareous Grassland Associated
W1: Broad-leaf Woodland Associated