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bell·flow·er

 (bĕl′flou′ər)
n.
1. Any of various herbs of the genus Campanula, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and having bell-shaped, usually violet or blue flowers.
2. Any of various other plants with bell-shaped flowers.

bellflower

(ˈbɛlˌflaʊə)
n
(Plants) another name for campanula

bell•flow•er

(ˈbɛlˌflaʊ ər)

n.
any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, usu. having bell-shaped blue flowers.
[1570–80]

Bell•flow•er

(ˈbɛlˌflaʊ ər)

n.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 60,230.
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Noun1.bellflower - any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowersbellflower - any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
genus Campanula - large genus of herbs grown for their blossoms: bellflowers
Campanula rotundifolia, harebell, bluebell - perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers
Campanula rapunculoides, creeping bellflower - erect European herb with creeping rootstocks and nodding spikelike racemes of blue to violet flowers
Campanula medium, cup and saucer, Canterbury bell - European biennial widely cultivated for its blue or violet or white flowers
Campanula divaricata, southern harebell - bellflower of southeastern United States (Maryland to Georgia) having pale blue flowers
Campanula americana, tall bellflower - annual or perennial of eastern North America with long spikes of blue or white flowers
Campanula aparinoides, marsh bellflower - bellflower common in marshes of eastern North America having lanceolate linear leaves and small whitish flowers
Campanula glomerata, clustered bellflower - bellflower of Europe to temperate Asia having dense spikes of violet-blue to white flowers
Campanula persicifolia, peach bell, peach bells, willow bell - perennial European bellflower with racemose white or blue flowers
Campanula pyramidalis, chimney bellflower, chimney plant - bellflower of southeastern Europe
Campanula rapunculus, rampion, rampion bellflower - bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the leaves in salad
Campanula trachelium, nettle-leaved bellflower, throatwort - European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat
Campanula carpatica, spreading bellflower, tussock bellflower - European perennial bellflower that grows in clumps with spreading stems and blue or white flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Campanulas, or bellflowers as they are popularly known, are an extensive and varied family, including daisy alpines and 6ft giants.
carpatica 'Blaue Clips' is a superb, compact campanula which flowers throughout summer, producing masses of blue, upright, bellflowers.
Its relatives include the clustered bellflower of chalk and limestone grassland, the harebell of cliff-tops and old grassland, and several taller bellflowers which are commonly cultivated in gardens.
GOOD GUIDANCE To see whether mother plants can give their offspring advice about how to cope with the environment, Laura Galloway of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is studying tall bellflowers (Campanula americana).
Canterbury bells, once known as Coventry bells, are the most familiar of a huge range of campanulas or bellflowers.
Organic Bouquets bunches of tulips ($7) are currently offered nationwide in natural food stores and, coming soon, exotic seasonal bouquets of bellflowers, godetia and other "old-fashioned garden favorites" will be available from the company's website and catalog.
The classic bellflowers belong to the Campanula genus, which is not a coincidence since ``campanulate'' is the botanical term for bell-shaped flowers.