OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Uvularia sessilifolia   FAMILY Colchicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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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image of Uvularia sessilifolia, Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily

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

        

image of Uvularia sessilifolia, Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily

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.


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image of Uvularia sessilifolia, Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily

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

JK Marlow    jkm0504g_25

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park


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image of Uvularia sessilifolia, Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily

JK Marlow    jkm200403_3497

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Uvularia sessilifolia, Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily

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

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.


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image of Uvularia sessilifolia, Wild-oats, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw-lily

JK Marlow    jkm120505_340

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

 

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1575

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Moist hardwood forests, on slopes and mainly in bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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