Wild Oats,
Sessile Bellwort
Uvularia sessilifolia
Family Liliaceae

* Flowers pale yellow to straw-colored, six petals, hanging from stalk.
* Leaves sessile (not surrounding stem), with pale undersides.
* Fruit a triangular pod, hanging beneath stem.
* Height: 6-13".

Natural History:
* Flowers in late April and May.
* Habitat: Deciduous forests at low elevation.
* Range: Northeastern and central United States.
* Native.

* 18th-century botanist Manassah Cutler wrote in 1785 that "...the young shoots may be eaten as asparagus. The roots are nutritious, and are used in diet-drinks."


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008