Uvularia spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

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Bellwort, Merrybells


Also known as Uvularia floridana, Uvularia perfoliata, Uvularia sessilifolia

Plant Specifics

Size:To 2 ft tall by To 2 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Phenology:Winter dormant, early spring ephemeral.
Habitats:Slope forest, bluffs, river swamps. Rare.


Recommended Uses:Retain if present in the landscape. Makes a nice spring wildflower in a wooded setting. Can be allowed to naturalize.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand