Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet
Soil Description: acid, neutral, alkaline, rich, loam, sand
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, medicinal, naturalizing, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Uvularia sessilifoliaAlso known as:
Uvularia sessilifolia is a delicate woodland species that rarely grows taller than 12". The leaves are sparse and stemless. The plant is branched, with each branch producing a single, terminal, bell-shaped pale yellow flower. As with other flowers of the genus, they hang downward and are reminiscent of the uvula.
Sessileleaf bellwort is diminutive woodland species, well adapted to dyr, mesic conditions, as well as wetter conditions found in coastal lowlands. It is not particular about soil, but prefers it to be rich, moist and well-drained. Filtered light is best. It can spread by seed and underground stolons, to form colonies, but its delicate nature makes it ideal for mixed plantings. Best massed in groups. A very cold hardy species. Zones 3-8
May be propagated by clump division and root cuttings, in early spring, or late summer when the plant goes dormant. Collected seeds should be sown immediately before they dry out.
Both leaves and roots are edible. Young shoots are said to have a flavor reminiscent of asparagus. Tea made from the roots has been used to treat diarrhea and other ailments.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
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