Photographer: Christopher Noll
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"
|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|