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Set B2 - Wild Flowers - card information

44. Sheep's-bit
(Jasione montana L.)

44. Sheep's-bit

Not a very well-known plant, although by no means rare. It is found chiefly on light lime-free soils, either inland or near the sea. On Cornish cliff tops it is quite common. As a rule it is a biennial, rather less than a foot tall, with narrow hairy leaves on the lower part of the stem. The small blue flowers are grouped many together in terminal heads. Sheep's-bit belongs to the Campanula or Bellflower family.