Trachelium caeruleum Campanulaceae Blue Throatwort

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Description - The plants are 2-3ft high with a violet head of minute flowers in the summer. They are perennials and die down in winter to regrow in the spring

Habitat - It grows on walls in St Peter Port

Comments - This is a Western Mediterranean plant that has been known in Guernsey since 1892, and until 50 years ago this was the only place it was known in the British Isles. There is a large amount on walls on the north side of St Julian's Avenue, not far from where it was first reported in the Rue des Frères, but it is on other walls elsewhere in smaller amounts.

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