Another Minnesota native. I bought the seed from Prairie Moon in 2012. Squirrels dug up most of the seeds, and I thought none had actually germinated. Then 5 years later a little seedling I thought was something else made its first flower and I realized one bellwort did survive. Now 8 years after I planted the seed, this mound produced it's own seedpods. It is a lovely plant. After the spring flowers are gone, graceful light-green foliage persists through the summer.
Bellwort (Uvularia Grandiflora) in May
Bellwort (Uvularia Grandiflora) in August after seedpods opened
Weeds are just plants with enough surplus will to live to withstand normal levels of gardening!--Alexandra Petri