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Aletris farinosa

Common Name(s):
Colic-root, White stargrass
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late spring into summer
Height:
1.5-3 ft.
Foliage:
2 to 7 in., pale green leaves, narrow at base and tip; basal rosette
Flower:
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
Site:
Open woods; dry or wet meadows; peaty bog edges
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2467

Aletris farinosa Aletris farinosa
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Aletris farinosa Aletris farinosa
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Aletris farinosa Aletris farinosa
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