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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Aletris aurea Walt.
Golden colicroot, Colicroot, Star grass, Yellow colic root
USDA Symbol: ALAU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The colic root plant grows 1–3 feet high. The thin leaves, 4–8 inches long, form a rosette at the base of the stem. The flowers are tubular, yellow to orange and about 1/4 inch long, 6-lobed at the tip. They form spikelike clusters on the upper third of the stem.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX , VA USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-29
Collected 2010-08-07 in Tyler County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2010-06-12
Research By: TWC Staff