Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #55 the Harebell

Harebells - Campanula rotundifolia

The Harebell for stainless azure hue,

Claims to be worn by none but who are true

These delicate bell-shaped flowers seem to dance joyfully above their surrounding dry, nutrient-poor grassland habitat. By flowering time the little leaves have almost withered away. If you are very lucky also, you may see an insect unique to Bellflowers called the Harebell Carpenter Bee – covered here in depth – amongst others.

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