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Carolina Bellwort Uvularia puberula

Phonetic Spelling
oo-voo-LAR-ee-a pub-ER-uh-luh
Description

Carolina Bellwort is a North Carolina native wildflower in the Lily family that is found in dry to moist upland forests. It is commonly found in the mountains and the coastal plains of North Carolina.  

Its glossy leaves allow it to blend into the forest floor in the summer months.  It can be found easier in the spring when the plant yellow flowers appear.  

Its seed capsule is triangular in shape.  These green capsules will turn brown as the seeds mature. 

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Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#FACU Piedmont Mountains#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#FACU Piedmont Mountains#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Uvularia
    Species:
    puberula
    Family:
    Colchicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A.
    Distribution:
    AL, GA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from August to October
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1" Yellow flowers bloom from March to May. They are solitary, nodding flowers, each has 6 petals.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The bright green leaves are stemless and veined. The leaves do not encircle the stem. There may be some hairs present on the underside of the leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The stem is slightly hairy.
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Bees