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.