OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aletris obovata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-20-002:
Aletris obovata   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern White Colic-root


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aletris obovata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-20-002:
Aletris obovata   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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3032

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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