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Perfoliate Bellwort
Uvularia perfoliata

Perfoliate Bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata) Other common names: Bellwort, Wild Oats

French names: Uvulaire perfoliée

Family: Colchicum Family (Colchicaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae), Lily-of-the-Valley Family (Convallariaceae))

Group: Bellworts

Similar species:
  •   Large-flowered Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) - Flowers are much larger.

  •   Sessile-leaved Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia) - The entire plant is much smaller and has few leaves.

Flowers: Spring;  Yellow;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 340   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: perfoliata: perfoliate

Photographs: 147 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Perfoliate Bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata)

Perfoliate Bellwort flower. It doesn't open much more than this.

Perfoliate Bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata)

A view of more of the plant. Notice that the stems penetrate the leaves.

Range map for Perfoliate Bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)