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Aletris aurea (Golden colicroot)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Aletris aurea

Aletris aurea Walter

Golden colicroot, Colicroot, Star grass, Yellow colic root

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ALAU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-29 Collected 2006-08-06 in Tyler County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Aletris aurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aletris aurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aletris aurea

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-06-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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