designating a large family (Campanulaceae, order Campanulales) of dicotyledonous flowering plants
any of a genus (Campanula) of plants of this family, with showy, bell-shaped flowers of white, pink, or blue, widely distributed in the temperate zones
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Origin of Bellflowerso named (1909) as the site of an orchard of bellflower apples
- Any of various herbs of the genus Campanula, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and having bell-shaped, usually violet or blue flowers.
- Any of various other plants with bell-shaped flowers.
- Campanula Turbinata - urban Bellflower) is a dwarf plant with greyish-green leaves, the flowers borne singly on stems about 6 inches long, deep blue, and 1 1/2 inches across; a charming plant for choice border or rock culture.
- Steeple Bellflower (Campanula Pyramidalis) - A vigorous plant, with thick and fleshy flower-stems, rising to a height of 4 to 6 feet; the flowers, close to the stem, giving the inflorescence a steeple-like form.
- Michauxs Bellflower (Michauxia) - M. campanuloides is a remarkable plant of the Bellflower family, 3 to 8 feet high, the flowers white tinged with purple, and arranged in a pyramidal candelabra-like head.
- Candelabra Bellflower (Campanula Macrostyla) - A singular plant, having large flowers, with blue netted veins on a white ground, which gets purple at the edges, and with a huge stigma.
- Codonopsis - The members of this small genus of the Bellflower order are remarkable rather for a quaint, distinctive beauty of their own, not half of which is disclosed externally.