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9. Campanula latifolia Linn., Sp. Pl. 165. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 3:921. 1875; Hook. f., l.c. 439.1881; Federov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 24:191.1957; Collett, Fl. Simi. 290.1902; Rech. f. et Sch.-Czeika, l.c. 32; R.R. Stewart, l.c.


Perennial. Stems erect, up to 1 m tall, glabrous, striated. Leaves large, up to 12 x 7 cm, broadly lanceolate to oval or ovate, upper sessile, lower petiolate, lower surface hirsute on the veins, upper almost glabrous; margin dentate to serrate. Flowers large, usually 1, sometimes more, in the axils of upper leaves forming a raceme. Calyx teeth linear, c. 1 cm long, margin ciliate. Corolla campanulate, 2 to 4 cm, dark purple-blue, lobes acute. Filaments broad at the base, hairy. Style included with 3 linear stigmas. Capsule c. 1 cm long, dehiscing at the base.

Fl. Per.: July-August.

Type: Described from Europe.

Distribution: Europe, Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, W. Himalayas in India and Pakistan.

A handsome species with beautiful large purple-blue flowers.


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