Carolinas and Georgia

1574

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Uvularia puberula   FAMILY Colchicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Uvularia puberula   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDING Notes on Uvularia puberula Michaux (Liliaceae) (Uttal, 1991)
Uvularia puberula var. nitida

INCLUDING Notes on Uvularia puberula Michaux (Liliaceae) (Uttal, 1991)
Uvularia puberula var. puberula

SYNONYMOUS WITH (NOMEN DUBIUM) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-33-003:
Uvularia pudica   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Oakesiella puberula

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Bellwort, Appalachian Bellwort, Carolina Bellwort


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Look for it in dry to moist upland, acidic forests, up to at least 1500m, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in NC-SC, rare in GA

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pale yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, perianth narrowly campanulate
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Uvularia puberula   FAMILY Colchicaceae

Mountain Bellwort, Appalachian Bellwort, Carolina Bellwort