OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Dioscoreales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Nartheciaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-20-001:
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Colicroot


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image of Aletris aurea, Golden Colicroot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_alau_003_lvd

        

image of Aletris aurea, Golden Colicroot

Will Stuart    wil_9090849911_2c6dd7eafe

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Perianth short-cylindric or campanulate at anthesis, lobes not spreading, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Aletris aurea, Golden Colicroot

Will Stuart    wil_9090851141_7067d68bfc

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Petals converge at the apex, the flower appearing rounded at the tip, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Aletris aurea, Golden Colicroot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aletris_aurea_4

July        

Flowering several weeks later than A. farinosa when growing together, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Aletris aurea, Golden Colicroot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_aurea_golden

August        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Nartheciaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-20-001:
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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3030

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pine savannas, seepage bogs, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Golden yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, connate basally
6 stamens
Ovary partly superior

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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