Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1572

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it in cove forests and other moist, rich, forested sites, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Uvularia grandiflora   FAMILY Colchicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Uvularia grandiflora   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-33-002:
Uvularia grandiflora   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Bellwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_uvgr_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170326_267

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_uvularia_grandiflora

March        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1572_a

April    Polk County    NC

Tepals pale to golden yellow, twisted, overlapping, smooth within, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4847

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Narrow, butter yellow, twisted sepals & petals appear limp, even when fresh, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404n_07

April    Polk County    NC

1-3 (rarely 4) flowers per stem, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120426_817

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruit a 3-angled capsule, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmugrandiflora_us276

April        

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Ron Lance    rwl_uvularia_grandiflora

April    Jackson County    NC

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_134110

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Dan Whitten    sdw_bellwort

April    Polk County    NC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmugrandiflora_pw3721

May        

Flowers about 1.5" long and a deeper golden yellow than U. perfoliata, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmugrandiflora_pw3722

May        

Tepals and foliage twisted, giving the plant a droopy, wilted appearance, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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