The inconspicuous, straw-coloured, bell-shaped flowers of the graceful Bellwort, blossom during May and June in rich, moist woods and thickets. The slender, pale green stalk grows from six to twenty inches high, from a perennial rootstock, and is smooth and round. It is forked above the middle, and usually produces from one to three leaves below the fork. The thin, alternating, pointed oblong leaf entirely surrounds the stalk near the rounded base, and looks as if the stalk grew through it, rather than otherwise. This peculiarity is an easy means of identification. They are toned a full green, and are toothless, with an entire margin, and have a creased midrib. The rather large, fragrant, solitary, pale yellow flower hangs, like a pendant, from the ends of the drooping branches, on short stems, and is often partly hidden beneath the overhanging, terminal leaves. It is composed of six narrow, petal-like segments or sepals, which are rough on the inside, and have spreading tips. There are six stamens and a pistil. The generic name is derived from the Latin, Uvula, a palate, and alludes to the hanging flowers. The Straw Bell is found from Quebec and Ontario to Florida and Mississippi.