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Perfoliate Bellwort
Uvularia perfoliata

"Perfoliate" refers to the way the stems seem to pierce the leaves.

• Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
• Habitat: moist woods
• Height: 6-18 inches
• Flower size: 1 inch long
• Flower color: pale yellow
• Flowering time: May to June
• Origin: native

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Uvularia perfoliata
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Note the orangish bumps on the petals. Orangish or yellow bumps are a good identifying mark for perfoliate bellwort. Large-flowered bellwort has smooth petals.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.