Bellflower in Chinese / Japanese...

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jié gěng huā
ki kyou bana
Bellflower Scroll

桔梗花 means "Chinese bellflower" in Japanese.

Wikipedia Chinese Bellflower In Chinese, it refersto the "Platycodon grandiflorus" (Platycodon grandiflorum), "balloon flower", or "bellflower".

桔梗花 is the three-character version of this title, which clearly suggests that you are talking about the flower, and not the medicinal herb derived from this kind of plant.

Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower

jié gěng
ki kyou
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll

桔梗 means "Chinese bellflower" in Japanese.

In Chinese, it refers to the "Platycodon grandiflorus" (Platycodon grandiflorum), "balloon flower", or "bellflower".

Please note that in Chinese, this particular 2-character title suggests that you are talking about the medicinal herb derived from the stem of this flower/plant.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

桔梗

see styles
jié gěng
    jie2 geng3
chieh keng
 kikyou / kikyo
    ききょう
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll
Chinese bellflower
Chinese bellflower (Platycodon grandiflorus); (surname) Kikiyou

竜胆

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 rindou; ryuutan; rindou / rindo; ryutan; rindo
    りんどう; りゅうたん; リンドウ
(kana only) gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri); autumn bellflower

蛍袋

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 hotarubukuro
    ほたるぶくろ
bellflower

釣鐘草

see styles
 tsuriganesou / tsuriganeso
    つりがねそう
campanula; bellflower

リンドウ

see styles
 rindou / rindo
    リンドウ
(kana only) gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri); autumn bellflower; (personal name) Lindow

千島桔梗

see styles
 chishimagikyou; chishimagikyou / chishimagikyo; chishimagikyo
    ちしまぎきょう; チシマギキョウ
(kana only) hairyflower bellflower (Campanula chamissonis)

捻じ桔梗

see styles
 nejikikyou / nejikikyo
    ねじききょう
Chinese bellflower (slightly screwed)

釣り鐘草

see styles
 tsuriganesou / tsuriganeso
    つりがねそう
campanula; bellflower

カンパニュラ

see styles
 kanpanyura
    カンパニュラ
campanula; bellflower

ベルフラワー

see styles
 berufurawaa / berufurawa
    ベルフラワー
(place-name) Bellflower

チシマギキョウ

see styles
 chishimagikyou / chishimagikyo
    チシマギキョウ
(kana only) hairyflower bellflower (Campanula chamissonis)

Variations:
釣り鐘草
釣鐘草

see styles
 tsuriganesou / tsuriganeso
    つりがねそう
campanula; bellflower

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Bellflower桔梗花ki kyou bana
kikyoubana
ki kyo bana
jié gěng huā
jie2 geng3 hua1
jie geng hua
jiegenghua
chieh keng hua
chiehkenghua
Bellflower
Herb of Bellflower
桔梗ki kyou / kikyou / ki kyojié gěng / jie2 geng3 / jie geng / jiegengchieh keng / chiehkeng


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Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll


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Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Vertical Portrait
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Horizontal Wall Scroll
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Vertical Portrait
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