Campanulaceae family

Bellflower family (Campanulaceae)

The bellflower family – campanulaceae – includes about 2000 species, spread all around the world. They are mainly annual herbs.

Leaves (1): alternate, undivided without stipules.

bellflower family

Flowers:
Grouped in little heads or spikes.
Calyx (3): 5 lobes (sometimes 2)
Corolla (4): regular with 5 lobes.
Stamens: 5
Ovary: below petals with 3 to 5 stigmas

Fruit: a capsule

Genera

It comprises about 70 genera. The most important ones are the following:

CAMPANULA

JASIONE

LAURENTIA

LEGOUSIA

LOBELIA

PHYTEUMA

TRACHELIUM

WAHLENBERGIA

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21 December, 2020

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