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Uvularia grandiflora (Largeflower bellwort)
Makin, Julie

Uvularia grandiflora

Uvularia grandiflora Sm.

Largeflower bellwort, Large-flower bellwort, Merrybells

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: uvgr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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 and are paler green than those of most woodland plants.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON , QC
Native Distribution: Que. & VT to MN, s. to GA & OK
Native Habitat: Rich, deciduous woods; thickets; floodplain woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Humus-rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Bellwort works well in naturalized woodland plantings as well as shady, designed beds.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: Seeds should be sown immediately upon ripening and should not be allowed to dry out before sowing. Mature clumps may be divided in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Seeds ripen in late summer.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Longwood Gardens - Newark, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Bibliography

Bibref 928 - 100 easy-to-grow native plants for Canadian gardens (2005) Johnson, L.; A. Leyerle

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Uvularia grandiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Uvularia grandiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Uvularia grandiflora

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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