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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Aletris aurea

Aletris aurea Walter

Golden Colicroot, Colicroot, Star Grass, Yellow Colic Root

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-MLE-29

Field Data Form: LBJWC-MLE-029.pdf
Collection Date: 2006-08-06
Accession Number: LBJWC-MLE-29
Collection Number: MLE-29
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Carroll, N.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion_full: South Central Plains
State: Texas
County: Tyler
Location: Southwest corner of CO Road 4770 (Lake Hyatt Road) and Youpon Lane, bar ditch next to Nature Conservancy property.

Latitude: 30.576900
Longitude: -94.389780
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 131 FT
Elevation in M: 39

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Sarracenia alata, Cyrilla racemiflora, Pinus palustris, Eriocaulon decangulare, Xyris jupicai, Xyris torta, Calopogon tuberosus, Schizachyrium scoparium, Centella erecta, Marshallia graminifolia, Drosera brevifolia, Polygala ramosa
Soil Texture: Sand/clay mix, dark brown

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 100+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 150
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field:6-2-2006

Inventory Data

LBJWC: 3000 seeds
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