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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Aletris aurea Walter
Golden colicroot, Colicroot, Star grass, Yellow colic root
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
National Wetland Indicator Status
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 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
Record Last Modified: 2010-06-12
Research By: TWC Staff