Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1573

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & NC)

Look for it in moist to fairly dry hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Straw 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 perfoliata   FAMILY Colchicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Uvularia perfoliata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-33-001:
Uvularia perfoliata   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perfoliate Bellwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_uvpe_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_uvularia_perfoliata

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm090419_002

April    Pickens County    SC

Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area

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JK Marlow    jkm150412_262

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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JK Marlow    jkm150412_264

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Can be distinguished by the orange granular glands on the inside of tepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuperfoliata_and10

April    Anderson County    SC

Resembles Large-flowered Bellwort but its petals and sepals aren't twisted, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuperfoliata_and20

April    Anderson County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuperfoliata_and5

April    Anderson County    SC

A solitary light yellow flower about 1" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Bellwort species

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuperfoliata_and8

April    Anderson County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuperfoliata_leefalls4

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

A large, leafy, perfoliate bract on the pedicel so the flower appears terminal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Tim Spira    tpsuperfoliata

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0505j_08

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

1-3 flowers, each nodding singly from upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm090503_096

May    Polk County    NC

The green 3-cornered capsule is about 1/3" long, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm090503_098

May    Polk County    NC

Stems strict or one-branched, solitary, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090503_100

May    Polk County    NC

Leaves smooth, blue-green, oval, pointed, pierced by the stem at the base, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Bellwort species

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JK Marlow    jkm090503_104

May    Polk County    NC

Leaves glabrous and often glaucous beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120825_978

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Leaves glabrous and glaucous, whereas grandiflora is usually pubescent beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.