Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Perfoliate Bellwort
Uvularia perfoliata Rich
Liliaceae
Flowering Periodlate April - May
(c) TB
HabitatRich, moist woods
Height8 - 20 inches
DescriptionHerbaceous perennial.with a single yellowish 6 parted flower hanging in the axil of one of the upper leaves. The inner surface of the petals and sepals have a granular texture.
LeavesThe leaves are pale green leaves with whitish bloom, and completely surround the stem.
DistributionHerbaceous perennial.with a single yellowish 6 parted flower hanging in the axil of one of the upper leaves. The inner surface of the petals and sepals have a granular texture.
NotesThe distinctive feature for this species is the way the leaf bases completely surround the stem so the stem appears to pass through the leaves.