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Connecticut Plants
Perfoliate Bellwort
Uvularia perfoliata L.

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

  • Family: colchicum (Colchicaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods
  • Height: 6-18 inches
  • Flower size: 1 inch long
  • Flower color: pale yellow
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Uvularia perfoliata L.
Uvularia perfoliata L.
Uvularia perfoliata L.

Note the orangish bumps on the petals. Orangish or yellow bumps are a good identifying mark for perfoliate bellwort. In contrast, large-flowered bellwort has smooth petals.