Aletris aurea Walter
Golden colicroot, Colicroot, Star grass, Yellow colic root
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: ALAU
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-29 Collected 2006-08-06 in Tyler County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Aletris aurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aletris aurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aletris aurea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-06-12
Research By: TWC Staff