Uvularia sessilifolia L.

Small Bellwort

Uvularia sessilifolia plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Uvularia sessilifolia flower

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Rich or alluvial soils, low woods along streams, north-facing bluffs.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found mainly in the northeastern half of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify in flower because of its sessile but non-clasping leaves and large yellow flowers. Vegetatively the plant can be confused with a few others but the typically branching stems are a good character to look for in the field.

Photographs taken at the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, NC., 4-26-03.