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Aletris farinosa Linnaeus. Northern White Colic-root, Mealy Colic-root, Stargrass. Phen: Late Apr-Jun; Jul-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, seepage bogs, mafic fens and barrens, upland hardpan woodlands and savannas, sandy woodlands, meadows, "salt meadows" (Tatnall 1946), roadbanks. Dist: S. ME, s. ON, and se. MN south to s. GA, FL (Wunderlin & Hansen 2011), LA (and e. TX), the only species of the genus not restricted (or very nearly so) to the Coastal Plain.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Spaulding et al (2021), Weigant (2002), Zomlefer (1997b)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Will Stuart | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Will Stuart | Original Image ⭷

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