CAMPANULACEAE, Bellflower Family

Herbs; leaves alternate, simple; flowers epigynous, bisporangiate, often showy, in racemes, spikes, or panicles, or a few together in leaf-axils; sepals 3-5; corolla regular or zygomorphic, or united petals, 5-lobed; stamens 5, separate and on base or corolla, or united in a tube around style; carpels united; ovary with 2-3 locules; style 1; fruit a many-seeded capsule.