"Perfoliate" refers to the way the stems seem to pierce the leaves.
- Family: colchicum (Colchicaceae)
- Habitat: moist woods
- Height: 6-18 inches
- Flower size: 1 inch long
- Flower color: pale yellow
- Flowering time: May to June
- Origin: native
Note the orangish bumps on the petals. Orangish or yellow bumps are a good identifying mark for perfoliate bellwort. In contrast, large-flowered bellwort has smooth petals.