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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.
(Plants) another name for campanula
any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, usu. having bell-shaped blue flowers.
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|Noun||1.||bellflower - 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 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