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Common name

English: Blue plantain lily

German: Glocken-Funkie

Mandarin: 紫萼 (zi e)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Liliales (106)

        Family: Liliaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Hosta (1)

            Epithet: ventricosa (Salisb.) Stearn (2)

Synonym: Funkia caerulea (Andrews) Sweet

caerulea => sky-blue

ventricosa => swelled or inflated, as the corolla of some labiates


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Hosta ventricosa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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