Trampling through the woods around my house, I almost missed this wonderful spring woodland wildflower. The Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) is a statewide (except a few southwest counties) inhabitant of rich, wooded slopes. Literature states that this flower can grow up to 2-feet high, but the bellwort growing in our woods tends to be a bit shorter. When I found the bellwort in last week’s hike, I missed them during my trek into the woods as they were “hidden” behind some Virginia Bluebell plants. But on my exit from the woods, I ran across one plant, then two, and finally a nice clump of these beauties. Here are a few images I captured:
And here are a few individual flower images:
What color tomorrow? Hmmm, it’ll be a surprise!