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The Spreading Bellflower is a biennial herb of dry, well-drained, sunny sites on fairly infertile sandy or gravelly soils subject to periodic disturbance. It is found mainly in marginal habitats such as woodland borders and clearings, footpaths, hedgebanks, riverbanks, railway embankments, road sides and field edges.

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Native: Welsh borders and in the West Midlands


Honey bees and solitaries with a wider spectrum of food plants are the main pollinators of this bellflower. This a scene where a solitary bee is pollinating, and the sound comes from its vibrating wings.


​Campanula patula or spreading bellflower is a plant species of the genus Campanula. It can grow to more than half a meter high. This delicate bellflower bears lateral branches of pale blue or white flowers that are upright and funnel shaped. The leaves are narrow and pointed. It classified as Endangered, and therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. UK RARITY: Present in 37 10-km squares in the UK, but often in very small numbers and populations are frequently transitory. 

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