Nettle-Leaved Bellflower is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in grassland and woodland, to a mature height of up to 100cm.
Nettle-Leaved Bellflower, as the name suggests, has nettle-like pointed leaves with serrated edges (although the teeth are blunted). An alternative name for Nettle-Leaved Bellflower is Throatwort, alluding to its shape and the associated traditional belief that it could be used to treat a sore throat. Nettle-Leaved Bellflower is used as a garden plant and will grow in partial shade. The presence of established non-cultivated Nettle-Leaved Bellflower can be an indicator of ancient woodland.
Botanic classification and naming: Nettle-Leaved Bellflower is a member of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family. The genus name
'Campanula' identifies the plant as a Bellflower and its species name 'trachelium' means 'throat-healing plant'.
Benefits: Its nectar-rich flowers provide food for pollinators.
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