Harebell

©Bruce Shortland

Harebell

©Amy Lewis

Harebell

Enw gwyddonol: Campanula rotundifolia
The nodding, blue bells of the Harebell are a summer delight of grasslands, sand dunes, hedgerows and cliffs. They are attractive to all kinds of insects, too.

Gwybodaeth am rywogaethau

Ystadegau

Height: up to 40cm

Statws cadwraethol

Common.

Pryd i'w gweld

June to October

Ynghylch

The delicate, nodding bells of the Harebell are one of the prettiest additions to our hedgerows, grasslands, hillsides, sand dunes and cliffs. Flowering between July and September, the Harebell mostly grows on dry, undisturbed ground, but is tolerant of all kinds of habitats. It is regularly visited by bumblebees and Honeybees, providing an autumnal source of nectar for these insects.

Sut i'w hadnabod

A creeping perennial, the Harebell has long, trailing stems with small, club-shaped leaves at the base. Its stem leaves are much more elongated, and its blue, bell-shaped flowers hang in clusters at the tips of the stems.

Dosbarthiad

Found throughout mainland UK, but scarcer in Northern Ireland.

Roeddech chi yn gwybod?

In Scotland, the Harebell is sometimes known as the 'Bluebell'; elsewhere, it has picked up various local names, including 'Witches' Thimbles' and 'Fairy Bells', alluding to magical associations.

Sut y gall bobl helpu

The Wildlife Trusts manage many grassland and coastal habitats sympathetically for the benefit of all kinds of wildlife. Careful grazing with traditional breeds, hay-cutting at the right time and scrub clearance are just some of the ways these habitats are kept in good condition. By volunteering for your local Trust you can help too, and you'll make new friends and learn new skills along the way.