Silent Sunday – Bellwort

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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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49 Responses to Silent Sunday – Bellwort

  1. This is a new plant to me. Its common name really suits it!

  2. Cathy says:

    Such a pretty flower Eliza. I’ve never seen it before. Reminds me of sleeping beauty arising from her slumber. 😃

  3. Alice says:

    Such a pretty plant. When we first moved here, 37 1/2 years ago, there were several plants to learn names of…I know it as ‘wild oats’…I’ll go check, today…hoping deer didn’t eat them.

  4. shoreacres says:

    It’s a lovely thing, and new to me. Does each plant have a single flower?

  5. Treah Pichette says:

    I love these little flowers. They make my woods’ floor go from brown to solid green in spring. So magical!

  6. That is a pretty little flower. I don’t think I have ever seen one.

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  8. Tina says:

    That’s a pretty little thing. I’m fond of flowers that have that bell-thing going. It requires some gymnastics to see inside the bloom. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Tina. Given their shape, I expect they rely on small solitary bees to pollinate them. Today I noticed a really tiny (1/8″) one on my yellow violet. Small wonders!

  9. Dale says:

    So pretty and delicate!

  10. So graceful and lovely! I’ve tried growing them here but no luck so far. As I develop the woodland gardens, perhaps I can coax her to be happy here.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Lynn. They do seem to be quite specific about their conditions. Soil Conditions: Well-drained, Rich, Moist, Acidic
      Exposure/Light Requirements: Full Shade, Partial Sun/Partial Shade, with little to no root competition.
      Hope you are able to find a spot where they flourish!

  11. I don’t think I have ever seen Bellwort. A native from further north than me! Very pretty and one of those things you can blink and miss?

  12. An attractive plant and photo. After wondering for a long time the meaning and origin of “wort”, I looked it up only to discover it’s Old English for plant😏

  13. neihtn2012 says:

    Beautiful plant! I will have to be on the lookout for it.

  14. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Pretty flower

  15. Kris P says:

    I do love woodland plants. I often wish I had a woodland area to grow them in.

  16. Widdershins says:

    I wonder if the suffix ‘wort’ denotes a commonality? … like mugwort … and where it might come from, language-ly speaking. 😀

  17. Maria says:

    Very beautiful. I have not noticed this plant before.

  18. Donna Donabella says:

    Delicate beauty!

  19. Adele Brand says:

    Very pretty. Not a species I know, although looking online it sounds like they’re quite widespread.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Adele. There is only one spot on our property (that I know of) where it grows, so I try to remember to look for it in early May. They don’t last long, so I’m happy when I catch them in time.

  20. If a bell, it would be a long one.

  21. Debbie says:

    I’ve never seen one of these — thanks for sharing it!

  22. pbmgarden says:

    A sweet delight. I see I’m not the only one who is unfamiliar with it.

  23. An elegant flower that I’ve never seen before.

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