• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Fls perfect; cal deeply 4-lobed; cor deeply 4- parted, the short tube campanulate, the lobes oblong, widely spreading; stamens 2, very short, borne on the short cor-tube; fr a bilocular, many-seeded capsule; much branched shrubs with simple, entire or toothed lvs. 7, Eurasia.

  • Discussion

    Several spp. are commonly cult. and sometimes persist, but apparently do not become naturalized. The most common, with many cultivars, are F. viridissima Lindl., suberect, with cross-chambered pith, merely toothed lvs, and rather light yellow or greenish-yellow fls; F. suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl, more arching, with hollow branches solid at the nodes, toothed or often 3-parted lvs, and golden yellow fls; and their hybrid, F. ×intermedia Zabel.

  • Common Names

    golden bell