Sessile Bellwort

Uvularia sessilifolia

native


Other Names:
Sessile-leaved Bellwort, Spreading Bellwort, Straw Lily, Wild Oats, Little Merrybells


Sessile (or Sessile-leaved) Bellwort is a native perennial plant found in much of Virginia. It grows 6-to-12 inches tall in woodlands with either wet or dry soils. "Sessile" means attached directly to the base without having an intervening stalk. The creamy-yellow flowers are bell-shaped and bloom in the spring. Sessile Bellwort is in the ecologically-diverse lily family, which has 15 genera and more than 700 species. Included in the family are tulips, which have a huge worldwide demand as an ornamental plant.

Identification Tools

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center FloraFinder Minnesota Wildflowers Go Botany Virginia Wildflowers iNaturalist

Ranges

North America Virginia

Sessile Bellwort
Sessile Bellwort flower

Sessile Bellwort
Flowering Sessile Bellwort

Sessile Bellwort
Flowering Sessile Bellwort

Sessile Bellwort
A patch of Sessile Bellwort in bloom

Sessile Bellwort
A large patch of Sessile Bellwort in bloom in the spring

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Sessile Bellwort after blooming

Sessile Bellwort
Sessile Bellwort after blooming

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