Carolinas and Georgia

1575

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Uvularia sessilifolia   FAMILY Colchicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Uvularia sessilifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-33-004:
Uvularia sessilifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily


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Look for it in moist hardwood forests, on slopes and mainly in bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Straw yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, perianth narrowly campanulate
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Uvularia sessilifolia   FAMILY Colchicaceae

Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily