- Common Name(s):
- Large-flowered bellwort
- Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
A native perennial wildflower in the Colchicaceae family. It is low maintenance and tolerates drought and dry soil. Yellow blooms appear in the spring April through May. The flowers are showy and make good cut flowers. The plant has an droopy appearance. Works well in woodland gardens, shade boarder, on slopes or allowed to naturalize.
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Uvularia support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Derandrena) uvulariae.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or diseases problems though young plants can be damaged by slugs.
- 1-2 ft.
- Smooth pale green leaves with fine down on the lower surface; stout stem
- 1.5 in. deep lemon-yellow flowers; six smooth but twisted perianth parts; solitary flower is pendulous and shaped like a narrow bell
- Prefers moist, humus soil and partial shade but can tolerate dry soil.
- Partial shade to full shade
- Moist, humusy, rich
- Southern and southeastern United States
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2776