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Liliaceae / Lily
Large-flowered Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)
Plant Type: This is a herbaceous plant which can reach 76cm in height (30inches). Usually much shorter at the time of flowering. The stem droops at the time of flowering later becoming straight.
Leaves: The leaves are alternate. Each leaf is entire and is pierced by the stem. There are seldom more than two leaves below the first fork in the stem and often none. The underside of the leaf is dull compaired to the top.
Flowers: The flowers have 6 Regular Parts and are up to 5cm long (2 inches). They are pale yellow sometimes yellow green. Blooms first appear in early spring and continue into late spring. The flowers droop limply.
Fruit: A three lobed pod.
Habitat: Moist woods especially limestone regions.
Range: Most of eastern North America except extreme north.

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Similar Species: There is only one other Bellwort that has leaves that are pierced by the stem and that is Perfoliate Bellwort (U. Perfoliata).



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More Info:  
The Search below may provide more information about this species. Some of URLs may have been used as a source for this page not otherwise cited. Most of the information not cited comes from multiple sources that can be found in the Books page. The USDA plant links are provided by: USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database (http://plants.usda.gov/). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. You can check species names at ITIS Advanced Search to see if they meet the current ITIS taxonomic criteria.
 

By: Newcomb, Lawrence and Illustrated by Morrison, Gordon. 1977, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN:0-316-60442-9

One of the best general guides to wildflowers of the North Eastern and North Central United States. Newcomb's key is an excellent, simple method for identifying plants. Newcomb has drawings for almost every plant mentioned that are excellent aids to identifying the species. Though only the more common plants are covered this is often the first book I pick up when trying to identify a wildflower.


Wildflo wers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
By: Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart and Thomas E. Hemmerly and David Duhl. , ISBN:1551054280

This is perhaps the best of many field guides covering this region. Featuring 446 excellent color photographs (located with the text) and mentioning as similar to those illustrated are another 800 or so species for a total coverage of over 1,200 species. The start of each family section includes line drawings of some of the species showing important features. The text includes the usual description, bloom season, range, habitat and additionally includes information such as medical uses and lore and how the species was named. This is the official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society.



Classification:  
Kingdom
Plantae
Plants
|Division
Magnoliophyta
Angiosperms / Flowering Plants
|Class
Liliopsida
Monocots / One Seed Leaf
|Subclass
Liliidae
Lily
|Order
Liliales
Lily
|Family
Liliaceae
Lily
|Subfamily

|Tribe

|Genus
Uvularia
Bellwort

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