Uvularia grandiflora Sm.
Family: Colchicaceae
large-flowered bellwort
Uvularia grandiflora image
Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Uvularia: Latin for small conical body in the center of the human palate (little tongue), referring to the way the flower hangs from its stalk
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; stems forking above the middle
Leaves: oval to oblong, blade completely surrounds the stem
Flowers: yellow, 6-parted, 1"-2" long, elongated shape, twisted, nodding; blooms April-May
Fruits: 3-lobed capsule with 2 beaks on each lobe
Habitat: dry; woods, forests; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native