Wild Oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

Wild Oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

Wild Oats or Sessile-Leaf Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia)

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Wild Oats or Sessile-Leaf Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia) is a member of the Liliaceae or Lily family.  It is a smooth erect perennial from 4- to 12-inches tall with a forked stem.  The leaves are few, alternate, sessile and elliptic, from 1.6- to 2.8-inches in length.  One or two solitary flowers hang from the upper leaf axis.  The 6 tepals (sepals and petals of similar form and color) are overlapping, pale yellow and smooth, from 0.5- to 1-inch in length.  It is found in open woods throughout the upper eastern U.S.  It flowers from March through May.

Wild Oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

Wild Oats or Sessile-Leaf Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia)

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5 Comments

  1. Lovely images Mark. I love the DoF on these. Well done.
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  2. Very delicate! Way to spot this graceful beauty!
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  3. Beautiful Mark. I love the second image. Excellent DoF.
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  4. I knew this was Uvularia Sessilifolia as soon as I saw it… NOT! LOL
    Had no idea what I was seeing, other than a very nicely captured image. Love the DoF and soft color on these. Nice work, Mark.
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  5. I just love how the subjects pick up the subtle colors from the out of focus background.
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