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Plant Details

Uvularia sessilifolia

Bellwort, Straw-lily, Wild-oats, Mountain Bellwort

Scientific Name:

Uvularia sessilifolia

Common Name:

Bellwort, Straw-lily, Wild-oats, Mountain Bellwort

Plant Family

Colchicaceae (Meadow Saffron Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Shade, Dappled Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April - May

Bloom Area:

Mainly Piedmont, scattered Mountains & Coast

Habitat Description:

Moist hardwood forests, on slopes and mainly in bottomlands. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Blooming Plants

image

Max Patch, 2001

Leaves

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Note how the leaves are attached directly to the stem
Tom Harville
Sep '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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