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Uvularia grandiflora Sm.
Largeflower bellwort, Large-flower bellwort, Merrybells
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May
, WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
Que. & VT
s. to GA
& OK Native Habitat:
woods; thickets; floodplain woods
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: 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
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, DELongwood Gardens
- Newark, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff