Uvularia spp.

bellwort, merrybells


Synonyms:  Uvularia floridana, Uvularia perfoliata, Uvularia sessilifolia


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: To 2 ft    Width: To 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: winter dormant,spring ephemeral
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Retain if present in the landscape. Makes a nice spring wildflower in a wooded setting.
Propagation: Seed and root division.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


Native Habitats: Slope forest, bluffs, river swamps. Rare.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

All bellworts that occur in Florida are rare. Please do not transplant from the wild unless there is imminent danger of site destruction (permits may be required).