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Campanulaceae Gallery - wildflowers of the Bellflower family

The Bellflower family of plants, Campanulaceae, is a huge group of nearly 2400 species worldwide; these are spread across more than 80 genera. The flowers are most often blue and have fused petals in a bell-like corola. The name Plumbaginaceae comes from an ancient belief that some of the flowers in this group have the ability to cure lead poisoning. These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...