Uvularia grandiflora is an erect, clump-forming plant with arching stems tipped with drooping, lemon-yellow, elongate bell-shaped blooms in early spring. Its slightly twisted bright green alternate leaves clasp the stems. It will spread via rhizomes to form colonies and makes a nice ground cover. Its foliage may become dormant in summer if kept too dry.
Uvularia grandiflora, also known as Large-flowered Bellwort or Merrybells, is native to most of eastern North America from the Mississippi River valley and eastward. It typically occurs in rich deciduous woodlands, on wooded slopes, along riverbanks, and at edges of shady seeps.
Uvularia grandiflora prefers moist, well-drained, organic-rich soil. Nice in the shady border, for naturalizing, or massing under trees. Leaves will scorch in dry soil.