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Uvularia grandiflora

Large-flowered Bellwort

Scientific Name:

Uvularia grandiflora

Genus:

Uvularia

Species Epithet:

grandiflora

Common Name:

Large-flowered Bellwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Colchicaceae (Meadow Saffron Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Cove forests and other moist, rich, forested sites. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

Mostly in the mountains

Large-flowered Bellwort patch

image

Paynter, May, 2011, Ashe Co

Closer look at the flower

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC State Extension
Flora of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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