Edraianthus

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Edraianthus
Edraianthus serpyllifolius.jpg
Edraianthus serpyllifolius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Edraianthus
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Species

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Edraianthus (rock bells or grassy bells) is a small genus of flowering plants in the bellflower family Campanulaceae. Edraianthus species are native to mountains of the Balkan, including Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, and as far as Romania, Italy and Greece.

They are small perennial plants, with tufts of grassy leaves and fine bell-shaped flowers, usually blue. They are often used as ornamental plants in rock gardens.

The genus name is derived from the Greek hedraios (sitting) and anthos (flower).

Selected species[edit]

Ten species of the genus Edraianthus are often placed in genus Wahlenbergia instead. Selected Edraianthus species are also placed in Muehlbergella, Halacsyella or Hedraeanthus by some botanists. Campanula parnassica is sometimes classified as Edraianthus parnassica.

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