Twining Bonnet Bellflower
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Twining Bonnet Bellflower
ative Photo: Jaya Upadhyay
Common name: Twining Bonnet Bellflower
Botanical name: Codonopsis convolvulacea    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)

Twining Bonnet Bellflower is a perennial herb, usually found climbing on small shrubs and tall herbaceous plants. Flowers are blue, sometimes with a reddish ring in the center, 4-5 cm across. They are broadly bell-shaped with large narrow-ovate pointed spreading petals. There are 5 triangular pointed sepals. Leaves are ovate to broadly lanceshaped, entire or shallowly toothed, stalked. Capsule is top-shaped. Twining Bonnet Bellflower is found in the Himalayas, from W Nepal to W China, at altitudes of 2400-3600 m. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Jaya Upadhyay Photographed in Tawang Distt, Arunachal Pradesh.

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