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Wild Oats Uvularia sessilifolia (Liliaceae Family)

The Small Bellwort, Uvularia sessilifolia, is also know as the Sessile bellwort and commonly referred to as “Wild Oats”. This beautiful cream colored flower hangs lazily from unstalked, sessile, leaves. The long stem, below the leaf & flower cropping, can be 6 to 12 inches tall and is straight and smooth except for occasional angulate branches. They are usually found in groups in forests and wooded areas throughout eastern North America from April through June.

I took this photograph along the north rim trail above the Tallulah Gorge in Tallulah Falls, GA USA.
Olympus E-3 and Oly 35 mm macro, f/6.3 @ 1/40 sec. ISO 100

Uvularia: Latin for small conical body in the center of the human palate (little tongue), referring to the way the flower hangs from its stalk
Sessilifolia: Latin meaning "with unstalked or sessile leaves

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My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    Love this one too..they make a great pair!

  • Thanks Joni; I really enjoyed photographing these … they’re so elegant.

    – Richard G Witham

  • calves
    calvesover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful…so poetic Richard

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    Another fantastic shot!! Well done!!! I’d never seen wild oat before another member of the group entered this flower!

  • lucin
    lucinover 5 years ago

    Oh, so lovely this yellow glow.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    great capture

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you for coming by to see my work and for your nice comments :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 3 years ago

    a wonderful photo!!

  • Thank you very much Solomon :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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