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Category: Campanulaceae

Harebell Family: Campanulaceae

This family consists mostly (but not always)  of regular, bell-shaped flowers with five separate sepals, five united petals, and five stamens. Flowers are generally blue, purple, or white. The lobelias form a subfamily of Campanulaceae, Lobelioideae, and break the rules above, having irregular flowers often with pointy lobes. Family members include harebell, lobelia, and cardinal flower.