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Colic-Root Aletris farinosa

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AY-let-riss far-ih-NOH-suh
Description

Season: Late spring into summer

Site: Open woods; dry or wet meadows; peaty bog edges

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#summer#spring#perennial#white flowers#wildflowers#spring flowers#summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#summer#spring#perennial#white flowers#wildflowers#spring flowers#summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aletris
    Species:
    farinosa
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Spike-like cluster of small, urn-shaped, six-parted white flowers; does not grow in a spiral; has a rough, swollen base; hugs the nearly leafless flower stalk; mealy appearance
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 7 in., pale green leaves, narrow at base and tip; basal rosette
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Woodland