Aletris bracteata Northrop
Bracted Colicroot, Bracted Unicorn Root, Bahamian Unicorn Root, White Colicroot
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: ALBR6
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Fruit Type: Capsule
Leaf: Leaves linear-lanceolate.
Flower: Flowers are cylindrical and six-lobed.
Fruit: The capsule has three locules.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers are typically creamy-white, but on some plants may be yellow. Plants with flower color intermediate with yellow-flowered Aletris lutea may be hybrids of the two species. Some flowering plants can be found year-round, but most flowering occurs from February to May.
Native Distribution: South Florida and The Bahamas.
Native Habitat: Wet soils and savannas and in pine rocklands.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based marl near freshwater marshes.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Aletris bracteata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aletris bracteata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aletris bracteata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-08-02
Research By: JAM