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campanula

(kămpăn`yələ): see bellflowerbellflower
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.
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Campanula

 

(bellflower), a genus of plants of the family Campanulaceae. They are annual, biennial, and perennial herbs or, sometimes, subshrubs. The flowers, which are gamopetalous and bell-shaped, are blue, light blue, white, or, more rarely, violet. They are generally in racemes, panicles, or other types of clusters. There are approximately 300 species, distributed in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, primarily southern Europe and Southwest Asia. In the USSR there are 150 species, which are found predominantly in the Caucasus (130 species). The roots and leaves of some species, such as rampion (Campanula rapunculus), are edible. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, including Canterbury bells (C. Medium), narrow-leaved bellflower (C. persicifolid), large bellflower (C. latifolia), and tussock bellflower (C. carpatica). Some varieties have double flowers; others, corroliform calyxes.

campanula

any N temperate plant of the campanulaceous genus Campanula, typically having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
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A descendant of 1934 1,000 Guineas winner Campanula, Viva Pataca's immediate family has been consistently successful, thanks to the Grade 2 winner Brave Act and stakes-winning fillies Lady Shipley and Ellie Ardensky, both of whom were out of 1981 Lowther Stakes winner Circus Ring.
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La importancia de estas colecciones no solo se deriva de la personalidad botanica de Boissier, sino que por si mismas tienen evidente interes historico; algunas se corresponden con las plantas citadas en Boissier (1856 y 1872), otras fueron utilizadas en el Prodromus de De Candolle (1823-1873), ademas Campanula denticulata Boiss.