Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1574

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Mtns & NC Coastal Plain, rare in GA, uncommon elsewhere in NC-SC

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Uvularia puberula   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Bellwort, Appalachian Bellwort, Carolina Bellwort, Coastal Bellwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_uvpu2_001_lvd

        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmupuberula_sta2

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmupuberula_sta3

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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JK Marlow    jkm150412_230

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmupuberulapuberula_pc1

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

1-3 light yellow flowers, 3/4-1" long; styles separate for half their length, 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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Ron Lance    rwl_upubera

April    Jackson County    NC

Grows in tight clumps with 1-3" between stems, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmupuberula_leefalls

April?    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Found in dry to moist forests on acid soils, usually in openings, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm110513_494

May    Greenville County    SC

Camp Old Indian

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JK Marlow    jkm140517_810

May    Transylvania County    NC

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Diane Creaton    dmc061310_03416

June    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Capsule broadly ellipsoid, tapered to both ends, winged on the angles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Solomon's Plume, Solomon's Seal, Twisted Stalk, and two Bellworts

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JK Marlow    jkm140621_129

June    Oconee County    SC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm100730_300

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0508d_24

August    Transylvania County    NC

Similar to U. sessifolia, but leaves green and shining on both sides, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


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

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JK Marlow    jkm0509k_26

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

Lvs glabrous, lustrous, thick, elliptic, acute to slightly acuminate, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.