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It is described in Parkinson's Theatrum Botanicum of 1640 as 'Polygonatum ramosum flore luteo majus et minus Americanum' - the Greater and Lesse thorow [=through or perfoliate] leaved Solomons seal of America and that it had been brought from Canada by the French.
Parkinson, John (1640) 'Theatrum Botanicum' London, Thomas Cotes

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, Eastern Canada
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A.
  • Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A.
  • Northern America, Southeastern U.S.A.

Uvularia grandiflora Sm.

Genus: Uvularia
Species: grandiflora Sm.
Common names: Fairybells; Merry Bells
Distribution summary: North America
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Rich deciduous woodlands, moist, calcareous soils to 1300m
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: May, June
Reason for growing: Other use

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