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Colic-Root Aletris farinosa

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#perennial#white flowers#spring flowers#summer flowers#spring interest#wildflower garden#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#pollinators
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#perennial#white flowers#spring flowers#summer flowers#spring interest#wildflower garden#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#pollinators
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aletris
    Species:
    farinosa
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts pollinators.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 7 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from July to August.
  • 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. Blooms from April to June.
  • 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
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators