Oakesia puberula.-----Family, Lily. This and the next species may be separated from the Uvularias by the leaves, which are sessile but not perfoliate. Flower, single, about 1 inch long, from a slender peduncle, the perianth divided into 6 segments, spreading above. The stem forks, is rather stout, and slightly hairy and rough. Leaves rounded at base, pointed at apex. May and June.
In mountainous woods, Virginia to South Carolina.
0. sessilifblia.. - This species rarely bears true leaves below the fork in the stem, but one or two reduced to scales. Leaves, lance-shaped, acute at both ends. Flowers, like the last. May and June.
Common from New England to Georgia.