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Sessileleaf Bellwort, Wild Oats - Uvularia sessilifolia

Family: Liliaceae - Lily family Genus Common Name: Bellwort Native Status: Native
Uvularia sessilifolia - Sessileleaf Bellwort, Wild Oats. Early- to mid-spring smooth-stemmed wildflower of deciduous woodlands.

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Uvularia sessilifolia

Distribution of Uvularia sessilifolia in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 18 Jan 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Rabun County, GA Date: 2010-April-30Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Like other bellworts, Uvularia sessilifolia has a yellow blossom with 6 tepals. The blossom more closely resembles U. perfoliata than U. Grandiflora due to the straighter tepals. However, the stem is not perfoliate as in these other two species.
Uvularia sessilifolia

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