Campanula Latifolia is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows to a height of between 60 and 120 centimeters (24 to 47 inches). The stem is unbranched, erect and shortly pubescent, basal leaves are stalked, broadly ovate with a heart-shaped base (cordat), while the upper leaves are ovate-lanceolate, stalkless, softly hairy with margins sharply dented. The inflorescence is a multi-flowered terminal raceme or has subtending bracts in the axils of the upper leaves. The flowers are androgynous, bell-shaped, first upright but later nodding and 35 to 60 mm in length. The calyx is fused, gradually spreading, with five small lobes. Of five deep violet-blue fused petals, the corolla is pubescent. There are five stamens and three fused carpels forming a pistil. The fruit is a nodding capsule that is hairy. The time of flowering is from July to September.
Campanula Latifolia is a 0.5 to 2 m tall perennial herb. Latifolia means large bellflower in Campanula latifolia. In the wild Himalayas, it can be found. It is a beautiful and elegant plant with bell-shaped dark blue flowers. Stem leaves are almost stalkless and there is a toothed margin between leaves. Wide Bellflowers at altitudes of 2100-3600 m and shrubberies found in and forests.In Valley of flowers you can easily find this flower, if you visit in its peak flowering season, i.e. mid-July to mid-August. It shows a bluish hue of the Valley of flowers.Quick info:
Location in the valley of flowers: On the way to Hemkund Sahib
Flowering season: June to July
We visited Valley of Flowers with 4 of family members in July 2016 with Global Connect Hospitality. We arrived at Haridwar by train & stayed in pre-booked hotel, the hotel was good enough for one night stay. Next day early morning, we left hotel for Joshimath. Almost full day travel by Innova.
We got drop from Joshimath to Govind Ghat to start the trek for Ghangharia, which is moderate and can be done comfortably by anyone with normal fitness, the best thing was that entry ticket was pre-booked for us, it enables us to start early morning for the Valley. It took just 4 hours to reach the valley. Surrounding was amazing. At few points, the trek was wet and slippery. So, better to take walking sticks during the trekking.
We enjoyed there the beauty of the valley which was beyond our expectation & since none can stay at the valley in the night so we had returned back to Ghangharia at 4:30 PM.
It was certainly a whole life experience……thanks for everything arranged for the amazing trip!!