Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)
Bellwort is an excellent early-blooming native shade plant for the woodland garden, shaded border front, wildflower garden or naturalized area. It spreads slowly by rhizomes so you can achieve a mass planting look under shade trees or along wood margins in a relatively short amount of time. The Bellwort flowers and leaves have an overall droopy appearance when in bloom. However, after seeds are set, the leaves of Uvularia take on a different look, somewhat like a needle threading the stem through the leaves.
Sun Exposure - Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 12 inches
Bloom Time - April, May
Bloom Color - Yellow
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.