Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1575

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

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

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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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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 (1968) 041-33-004:
Uvularia sessilifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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


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image of Uvularia sessilifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_uvse_001_lvd

        

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0404u_08

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

One flower per stem, pedicels bractless, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Bellwort species

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0504g_22

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0504g_23

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Mostly found in loose clumps, with 5-10" between stems, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0504g_25

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Bellwort species

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0505i_18

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

U. sessilifolia is colonial (whereas U. puberula is not), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120505_339

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Similar to U. puberula, but with smooth upper stems and whitish leaves, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Solomon's Plume, Solomon's Seal, Twisted Stalk, and two Bellworts

image of Uvularia sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120505_340

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest