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Large-flower Bellwort Uvularia grandiflora


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Large-flower Bellwort
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Alternate name: Merrybells

Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family

Description In bloom, Large-flower Bellwort's stems are less than one ft. tall, but later the forking stem lengthens. The bell-shaped, pale-yellow flowers are nodding and the perianth parts are often twisted. This clump-forming perennial's leaves are drooping and lily-like.

Flower May

Flower May

Habitat Rich, deciduous woods; thickets; floodplain woods.

Range Quebec and Vermont to Minnesota and the Dakotas, south to Georgia and Oklahoma.

Comments Bellwort works well in naturalized woodland plantings as well as shady, designed beds.

Exposure Preference Shade.

Native Distribution Quebec & Vermont to Minnesota, s. to Georgia & Oklahoma

Site Preference Rich, deciduous woods; thickets; floodplain woods

Soil Preference Humus-rich soils.