A widely distributed bellflower with slender stems and pale blue flowers in late summer.Also called bluebell, especially in Scotland
Campanula rotundifolia, family Campanulaceae‘Purple gentians and orchids, blue scabious and harebells, orange hawkweeds, and cream and pink yarrow provide a kaleidoscope of colour to enjoy at the end of your walk.’
- ‘Blue harebells and spring squill grew along the cliff path.’
- ‘Yorkshire folk turned prickly yesterday after a wild flower charity announced that the common harebell had replaced the white rose as the county's floral emblem.’
- ‘There are orchid verges again, views to the moors on a clear day, and there was a patch of harebells.’
- ‘The August sand-dune flora includes harebell and bloody crane's-bill, with sea rocket along the strand line and stonechats perched in the burnet roses.’
Middle English probably so named because it is found growing in places frequented by hares.
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