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 wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring
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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aletris lutea

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Colicroot


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image of Aletris lutea, Yellow Colicroot

Alan Cressler    alc_4543141883_d323c94ccb

April    Liberty County    FL

Apalachicola National Forest

Scapes up to 3' tall with flowers arranged along the uppermost portion, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Aletris lutea, Yellow Colicroot

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, Yellow Colicroot

Alan Cressler    alc_4642921715_79396c23d6

May    Liberty County    FL

Fort Stewart