Random Plant: Large-flower bellwort


Large-flower bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora, Liliaceae) photographed 05/02/2014 at Zaleski State Forest near Athens, Ohio.

Native throughout most of eastern North America, large-flower bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora, Liliaceae) is typically found in damp and lightly-shaded floodplains, woodlands, ravines, and clearings. This perennial grows to 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) but the thin stems often lead to a “nodding” stature. The parallel-veined leaves can grow to six inches (15 cm) in length, and are notable for being perfoliate; the base of each leaf completely surrounds the adjacent stem. The solitary, dangling flowers appear from April to June. They grow to 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in length and appear bell-like, but the cream or yellow petals and sepals develop a bit of twisting with maturity.


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