Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3031

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare north of GA)

Look for it in pine savannas, 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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aletris lutea   FAMILY Nartheciaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aletris lutea   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Colic-root


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image of Aletris lutea

Alan Cressler    alc_4543141883_d323c94ccb

April    Liberty County    FL

Apalachicola National Forest

image of Aletris lutea

Alan Cressler    alc_4543775012_3b33f82d10

April    Liberty County    FL

Apalachicola National Forest

Perianth long-cylindric at anthesis, lobes spreading somewhat, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Aletris lutea

Alan Cressler    alc_4642921715_79396c23d6

May    Liberty County    FL

Fort Stewart