Uvularia sessilifolia L.
Family: Colchicaceae
sessile bellwort, sessile-leaved bellwort, straw-lily, wild-oats
Uvularia sessilifolia image
Aaron Carlson  
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