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

Edraianthus
Edraianthus serpyllifolius.jpg
Edraianthus serpyllifolius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Genus: Edraianthus
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Species

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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 speciesEdit

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.

 
Edraianthus serbicus, Bulgaria

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