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 (bĕl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Uvularia in the lily family, native to eastern North America and having solitary, nodding, yellow bell-shaped flowers.
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1. (Plants) any plant of the North American liliaceous genus Uvularia, having slender bell-shaped yellow flowers
2. (Plants) another name for campanula
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(ˈbɛlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having delicate bell-shaped yellow flowers.
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Noun1.bellwort - any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowersbellwort - any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Uvularia, Uvularia - genus of perennial rhizomatous herb of southern and southeastern United States
cornflower, strawflower, Uvularia grandiflora - plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried
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Bellwort Season, Golden Seal Season, Golden Alexander Season, and Solomon's Seal Season mark the woods.
There is such a plant, more commonly called merrybell or bellwort. It's a hardy perennial member of the lily family, Latin name uvularia, named after the uvula, the little piece of flesh that hangs down the back of your throat and flaps when you snore.
Other deer favorites, like lily-family members Solomon's-seal, false Solomon's-seal, perfoliate bellwort, nodding trillium, and Turk's-cap lily become stunted and fruitless when over-browsed.
Within the first mile or so, hikers see masses of large-flowered trilliums on the slopes, as well as wake-robin, bellwort, and Dutchman's breeches.
This was an interesting botanical locality for one coming from the South to commence with; for many plants which are rather rare, and one or two which are not found at all, in the eastern part of Massachusetts, grew abundantly between the rails,--as Labrador tea, Kalmia glauca, Canada blueberry (which was still in fruit, and a second time in bloom), Clintonia and Linnaea borealis, which last a lumberer called moxon, creeping snowberry, painted trillium, large-flowered bellwort, etc.
Red and white trilliums, yellow bellwort, trout lilies, rue and woodland anemones, toothwort, swamp buttercups are just some of the spring plants that are soon to bloom and the false Solomon seals.
Uvularia grandiflora Sm.: largeflower bellwort. Infrequent on slopes and ravines in mesic woods; 48; C = 7.
Commonly called bellwort or merrybell, it's a hardy perennial member of the lily family and a native of North America.