Stems slender, glabrous, 4 to 12 inches high, naked or with one or two leaves below the fork. Leaves oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 1 to 3 inches long when they mature, thin, sessile, acute at each end, slightly rough-margined, pale or glaucous beneath; flowers greenish yellow, two-thirds to 1 inches long; the six perianth segments smooth, the stamens shorter than the styles; anthers blunt; fruit a sharply three-angled capsule, narrowed at both ends, about 1 inch long and two-thirds as thick.

In moist woods and thickets, usually most abundant where the soil is sandy, New Brunswick and Ontario to Minnesota, south to Georgia and Arkansas. Except in the coastal region and other sections of the State with sandy soil, this small-flowered bellwort is not so abundant as U. grandiflora and U. perfoliata.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 20

A. Sessile Leaved Bellwort

A. Sessile-Leaved Bellwort - Uvularia sessilifolia