Much like no. 2 [Uvularia sessilifolia L.] at anthesis; stem puberulent in lines below the lf- bases; lvs at first rough-margined, green beneath, at maturity minutely serrulate, rather rigid, smooth and shining, rounded at base, often persistent through the winter; tep greenish-yellow, 15-27 mm; styles separate to well below the middle, about equaling to much exceeding the anthers; fr 3-angled, sessile, 20-30 mm; 2n=14. Mt. woods; Md., sw. Pa., Va. and W.Va. to Ga.; also on the coastal plain from L.I. to S.C. in a form with usually smooth stem and thinner lvs, sometimes segregated as var. nitida (Britton) Fernald. May. (Oakesia puberula; Oakesiella puberula; U. pudica)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.