sessile bellwort, more...
[Oakesia sessilifolia (L.) S.Watson, more]
Etymology: 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
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems forking above the middle
Leaves: stalkless but not surrounding the stem
Flowers: cream to pale yellow, 6-parted, 7/8" long, elongated shape, nodding; blooms April-May
Fruits: 3-winged capsule with no beaks
Habitat: moderate moisture; forests, clearings
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FAC- USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.