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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Campanuloideae — the harebells and related plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A large genus of plants bearing bell-shaped flowers, often of great beauty; -- also called bellflower.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of plants, which gives its name to the natural order Campanulaceæ; the bell-flower genus.
- n. [lowercase] A chasuble: so called from its conical shape when put about the body.
- n. [lowercase] In zoology and anatomy, some campanulate or bell-shaped part or organ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
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But now back to the bells, I love this one, it's called Campanula punctata:
It features a dwarf oakleaf hydrangea, Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold,’ and Campanula ‘Samantha.’
Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica).
Campanula ‘Viking’ — a well-behaved warrior in the garden
Van der Kloet also recommends grey-leaved hostas, Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam', Campanula latifolia 'Alba' and Geranium magnificum.
I agree with some of the others, it looks like a Campanula or Bellflower to me too!
I worked on the Campanula family last year at this time and could never find a match.
The blue flowers of Campanula persicifolia are beaten down day after day only to upright themselves when the sun returns, usually.
The endemic flora is distributed all along the altitudinal gradient; examples are Campanula garganica, Adonis distorta, Aquilegia ottonis, and Soldanella minima subsp. samnitica.
The endemic giant dead nettle Lamium orvala var. wettsteinii and Campanula justiniana also occur.