Botanical name: Nolana paradoxa Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Synonyms: Nolana geminiflora, Nolana rupestris
Chilean Bell Flower is a small creeping plant, growing up to 20-60 cm high. It bears alternate and slightly succulent leaves, which are ovate, 5-7 cm long, up to 2 cm broad, stalked. Flowers are eye-catching, flared funnel-shaped, 4-6 cm across, blue with a white and yellow center. Flowers have 5 sepals. Horticultural varieties now have different colors, from pure white to full blue. Chilean Bell Flower was named paradoxa because the structure of its fruit differs radically from that of other species of Nolana. Chilean Bell Flower is from Chile and Peru.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Chilean Bell Flower is ...