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Fairy Bells

Disporum lanuginosum
Fairy Bells

Habitat

They bloom in the spring in the forest.

Description

Flowers are greenish bells made up of 6 petals less than an inch long with many yellow stamens inside. The oval, pointed leaves are alternate on the stem, except the last two by the flowers, which stand opposite.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Nodding flowers with 6 pointed petals growing singly or in clusters
Flower Color: Greenish
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate, though the last two behind flowers look opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 1-2.5 feet)
Leaf Type: Egg-shaped, entire (smooth edge) and downy
Stem: Downy

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