Uvularia sessilifolia

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 305. 1753

Common names: Sessile-leaved bellwort wild-oats straw-lily uvulaire à feuilles sessiles
Synonyms: Oakesia sessilifolia (Linnaeus) S. Watson Oakesiella sessilifolia (Linnaeus) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 209.
Rhizomes elongate, slender, 10–15 cm, bearing scattered, fibrous roots; stolons present. Stem 1, 1-branched, angled distally, 1–4.5 dm, nodes glabrous, bearing 1–2 leaves below lowest branch. Leaf blades sessile, narrowly to broadly elliptic, 4–6.5(–8) × (1.3–)1.6–2.8(–4) cm, glabrous abaxially, margins minutely denticulate, apex acute to acuminate. Flowers 1 per stem; peduncles 0.6–1.6 cm, ebracteate; tepals pale straw-yellow, 13–25 × 2–4.5 mm, smooth abaxially, apex rounded to acute; stamens 8–15 mm; anthers 5–12 mm; connectives 0.3–0.5 mm; ovary stipitate, sharply triangular, flowering stipe 0.8–1.2 mm; style 10–15 mm; stigma lobes 1–2 mm. Capsules sharply 3-winged, stipitate, ellipsoid, 2–3 × 1–1.6 cm, not beaked; fruiting stipe 2–5 mm. Seeds 3–5 mm; arils crested. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Moist hardwood coves, alluvial bottomlands, thickets and xeric woods northwards
Elevation: 0–1000 m

Distribution

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Man., N.B., N.S., Ont., Que., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Facts about "Uvularia sessilifolia"
AuthorFrederick H. Utech + and Shoichi Kawano +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
Common nameSessile-leaved bellwort +, wild-oats +, straw-lily + and uvulaire à feuilles sessiles +
DistributionMan. +, N.B. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. + and Wis. +
Elevation0–1000 m +
HabitatMoist hardwood coves, alluvial bottomlands, thickets and xeric woods northwards +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering spring–early summer. +
Publication titleSp. Pl. +
Publication year1753 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 237.xml +
SynonymsOakesia sessilifolia + and Oakesiella sessilifolia +
Taxon familyLiliaceae +
Taxon nameUvularia sessilifolia +
Taxon parentUvularia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +