Uvularia grandiflora
(Large Flowered Bellwort)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Large Flowered Bellwort, Largeflower Bellwort, Largeflower Merrybells, Large Flowered Merrybells
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - May
    Status: Native

Uvularia grandiflora, or Large Flowered Bellwort, is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is a perennial, which grows in moist, shaded woods. It blooms in ealry to mid spring with large yellow hanging flowers.

There are two species of Uvularia which are similar. Uvularia grandiflora and Uvularia perfoliata. Uvularia grandiflora has larger, yellower flowers, and the petals are twisted. Meanwhile, Uvularia perfoliata has petals that are straight and the flowers are smaller and cream-colored. Both species have leaves whose stems appear to pierce the leaf (perfoliate), but in Uvularia grandiflora the leaf is normally not completely sealed around the stem; Uvularia perfoliata has smaller leaves and does seal completely around the stem. See photo below for comparison.

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