Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Photographer: Christopher Noll           

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Liliaceae
Uvularia sessilifolia L.
sessile bellwort, sessile-leaved bellwort, straw-lily, wild-oats
Uvularia: Latin for small conical body in the center of the human palate (little tongue), referring to the way the flower hangs from its stalk
sessilifolia: Latin meaning "with unstalked or sessile leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems forking above the middle
Flower: cream to pale yellow, 6-parted, 7/8" long, elongated shape, nodding; blooms April-May
Fruit:3-winged capsule with no beaks
Leaf:stalkless but not surrounding the stem
Habitat: moderate moisture; forests, clearings

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