General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Seeds are hydrophilic
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Merrybells
  • Perfoliate Bellwort
  • Merry Bells
  • Dwarf Merrybells
  • Wild Oats
  • Bellwort
  • Woodbells
  • Mealy Bellwort

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Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
Date: 2019-04-21
Uvularia perfoliata, the perfoliate bellwort  Toledo Botanical Ga
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-07
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-05-26

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: My yard in SE Nebraska
Date: May 7, 2011 11:52 AM
Location: My garden.
Date: May 7, 2011 11:51 AM
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-27
several plants in woodland landscape
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-27
forb in bloom

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 1, 2021 12:39 PM concerning plant:
    This wonderful woodland spring flower is native from east Texas to northern Florida to New Hampshire into Indiana. Its flower stems run through the middle of the leaf. It bears yellow terminal, dangling flowers. It goes dormant in late summer. It can be bought at some native plant nurseries and specialty mail order nurseries.
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