Sessile Bellwort

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Sessile Bellwort in Bloom

Hawk Mountain Stewardship have been intensively managing the spread of invasive plants at the Sanctuary since 2014, allowing native species, such as this Sessile Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia), the chance to recover and repopulate. A plant of many names, such as Spreading Bellwort, Sessile-leaf Bellwort, Straw Lily, Wild Oats, or Merrybells, the Sessile Bellwort has elongated bell-shaped flowers and ovular lily-like leaves. They inhabit deciduous forests of the eastern U.S., preferring areas with moist but well-draining soil. 

Photo by Noah Rauch.