37. Adenophora capillaris Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 10. 1889.
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Stems single, 0.5-1 m tall, glabrous or hirsute. Cauline leaves usually sessile; blade ovate-lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, or sometimes linear, 3-19 × 0.2-5 cm, glabrous or hirsute, margin entire or serrate (denticulate when narrow), apex acuminate. Inflorescence with long branches, forming a large and lax panicle, sometimes with short branches, forming a narrow panicle, less frequently only several flowers in a pseudoraceme; main axis and branches filiform. Hypanthium ellipsoid or sometimes ovoid; calyx lobes spreading or reflexed, filiform, (3-)6-14(-20) mm, margin entire or sometimes with 1 to several verrucose denticles below. Corolla pale blue, pale purple, or white, subtubular, tubular-funnelform, or urceolate, 10-18 mm; lobes narrowly triangular, 3-4 mm. Disk narrowly tubular, 2-5 mm, often glabrous. Style 15-25 mm, strongly exserted. Capsule globose, ellipsoid, or ovoid, 4-9 × 4-5 mm. Seeds brown, ellipsoid, 1-1.6 mm, 1-ribbed.
● Forests, forest margins, grasslands, grassy slopes; 1100-3600 m. Chongqing, Guizhou, Hebei, W Henan, W Hubei, SE Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, W Yunnan.