Uvularia perfoliata L. - Bellwort
Family - Liliaceae
Stem and leaf base.
Flowering - March - May.
Habitat - Alluvial woods, deciduous woods, hammocks, bluffs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in the northeastern half of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its perfoliate leaves, yellow flowers, and glabrous leaves. The tepals of the plant are also rough internally. Another species, U. grandiflora Smith, is similar but has leaves which are usually pubescent below and tepals that are glabrous internally.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 4-22-03.