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bell·wort

 (bĕl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
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.

bellwort

(ˈbɛlˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the North American liliaceous genus Uvularia, having slender bell-shaped yellow flowers
2. (Plants) another name for campanula

bell•wort

(ˈbɛlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having delicate bell-shaped yellow flowers.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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.