Uvularia sessilifolia L.
Common Name: MERRYBELLS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Uvularia sessilifolia B. S. Slaughter

Much less common than U. grandiflora, but in similar habitats, though mostly in sandy, presumably more or less acidic soils; both species seem to thrive in openings and borders of forests. Apparently absent from the western and northern Lower Peninsula and the central and eastern Upper Peninsula.

The flowers of U. sessilifolia are distinctly paler (cream-colored) than those of U. grandiflora, and the whole plant is more delicate in general appearance.

Locations

Bay County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Ingham County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Midland County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=843.