(Plate XLII.)

Family

Bellflower.

Colour

Light blue.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Mostly north and west.

Time of Bloom

June. July.

Flowers: borne thickly on a long spike. Calyx: tubular; of five sepals. Corolla: almost wheel-shaped; of five pointed petals. Stamens: five. Pistil: one with a long curved style. Leaves: alternate; lanceolate; finely toothed. Stem: three to six feet high; erect.

Perhaps one of the loveliest of our native plants is the tall wild bellflower. There is a vigour attached to its clinging beauty that is very attractive. The coloured illustrations will bring it clearly to the minds of those to whom it is not already familiar.