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Peach-leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Campanula
Species: C. persicifolia
Binomial name: Campanula persicifolia
Common name: Peach-leaved Bellflower

Campanula persicifolia is a plant that is common in the Alps and other mountains in Europe. It grows at lower altitudes in the north, and higher up further south, passing 1,500 m in Provence (South eastern France on the Mediterranean).
It is a stiff mat of slowly spreading evergreen rosettes with stems that can be almost one meter high.
It has bell-shaped lavender to white flowers. Its foliage is narrow and glossy with a bright green appearance. It flowers normally during late spring but a dry season may reduce or inhibit its flowering. It self-seeds.