Definitions of bellflower
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
    synonyms: campanula
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    Campanula rotundifolia, bluebell, harebell
    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, Canterbury bell, cup and saucer
    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
    type of:
    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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