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Bellflower,

city (1990 pop. 61,815), Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1957. It is mainly residential with some light industry (fabricated metal products, steel foundry, rubber goods).

bellflower

or

bluebell,

name commonly used as a comprehensive term for members of the Campanulaceae, a family of chiefly herbaceous annuals or perennials of wide distribution, characteristically found on dry slopes in temperate and subtropical areas. Members of the large genus Campanula, predominantly of the Northern Hemisphere, are called campanulas, bellflowers (for the delicate, bell-shaped blossoms), or bluebells (for the prevailing color of the flowers). Among the most popular cultivated species are the harebell, or bluebell of Scotland (C. rotundifolia), native to Eurasia and North America, and the Canterbury bells (C. medium), native to S Europe. (The names bluebell and harebell are also used for Scilla nonscripta of the lily family.) Venus's looking-glass (genus Specularia) is found in the Mediterranean area and throughout North America. The giant bellflower (Ostrowskya magnifica), native to central Asia, attains a height of 8 ft (2.4 m); it is cultivated in the Puget Sound region. The family Lobeliaceae (lobelia family) is grouped with the bellflower family as a single taxonomic unit. The bellflower family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Campanulales.
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bellflower

bellflower

Star shaped blue flowers. Leaf tea used for cough and lung issues. Leaves and flowers edible, have sweet taste. Good in salads.

bellflower

A bell-shaped floral ornament; commonly, one of a string of such decorative elements.
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The deal has been reached after over seven months of tense contract talks between the Bellflower Unified School District and the union that resulted in teacher protests at board meetings and school sites.
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31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ratepayers of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) scored a major victory as the Court of Appeals ordered the Cities of Downey, Cerritos, Signal Hill and Bellflower, to pay their delinquent water bills.
They could have taken her to the Salvation Army in Bellflower, but they didn't.
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