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Aletris obovata (Southern colicroot)
Cressler, Alan

Aletris obovata

Aletris obovata Nash

Southern Colicroot, Blunt-leaved Colic Root

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: ALOB3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: FL , GA , MS , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-09-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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