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Aletris lutea (Yellow colicroot)
Cressler, Alan

Aletris lutea

Aletris lutea Small

Yellow Colicroot, Yellow Colic-root

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A single stalk of yellow flowers rises from a rosette of pointed leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS
Native Distribution: Georgia south to Florida and west to Louisiana.
Native Habitat: Pine flatwoods, savannas, bogs.

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 on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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