Uvularia puberula
pine barrens bellwort

Uvularia puberula

Uvularia puberula
Uvularia puberula
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
"Uvularia puberula"¬Ýby George Cooke, published in The Botanical Cabinet by Conrad Loddiges & Sons, 1823.
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Uvularia puberula
Common name: pine barrens bellwort
Group: monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6 - 12"
Foliage: leaves sessile to the stem, stem not appearing to pierce leaf; leaves rounded at base. Stem is slightly hairy.
Leaves are similar to U. sessilifolia (Sessile-leaved bellwort) but leaves are green and shining on both sides.
Flower: 1" light yellow
Flowering time: early to late May
Habitat: edges of the swamps in the pine barrens
Range in New Jersey: Records in Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, and Atlantic counties. Current records are in Ocean county.
Heritage ranking, if any: State Endangered, S2, LP, HL