Uvularia sessilifolia
sessile-leaf bellwort

Uvularia puberula
Uvularia puberula
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Uvularia sessilifolia
Common name: sessile-leaf bellwort
Group: monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 4 - 13"
Foliage: leaves alternate, not clasping the stem; hairless; leaves narrowly oval, gray-green below, pointed at both ends
Flower: 1/2 - 1" long, narrow, nodding flower, solitary, cream to pale yellow
Flowering time: blooms late April to June; fruits mid June to September
Habitat: moist soil of woods and shaded edges
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: often grows in groups; Uvularia for human "uvula" which hands from the palate, referring to the way the flower hangs from the stalk. sessilifolia: with unstalked or sessile leaves.

Generally spread asexually, and most do not flower. Most flowering plants do not set seed.