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Uvularia puberula (Mountain bellwort)
Cressler, Alan

Uvularia puberula

Uvularia puberula Michx.

Mountain Bellwort

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Oakesiella puberula, Uvularia carolina, Uvularia nitida, Uvularia puberula var. nitida, Uvularia pudica, Uvularia pudica var. nitida

USDA Symbol: UVPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , GA , MD , NC , NJ , NY , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-19
Research By: SET

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