A pretty and somewhat more common species than the foregoing, flowering at the same time, and having its stemless, pale green, rough-edged, long pointed-oval leaves set in pairs upon the angular stalk, and not pierced by it. It reaches the height of about twelve inches, and bears one or two leaves below the fork. The six petal-like segments of the smaller drooping flowers are less pointed and curved. They are greenish yellow or cream-coloured, and a sharply three-angled seed pod succeeds them. One or two flowers hang from the end of the branches at first, but as the latter continues to lengthen, they may be found later on, appearing opposite the leaves. This Bellwort is found in woods and thickets from New Brunswick and Ontario to Minnesota, and south to Florida and Arkansas. Dedicated to William Oakes, a New England botanist, who died in 1848.