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Aletris aurea Walter. Golden Colic-root. Phen: Late Apr-Jul; late Jun-Aug. Hab: Pine savannas, seepage bogs, pine flatwoods. Dist: S. MD south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, west to e. TX and se. OK.

ID notes: Flowering several weeks later than A. farinosa when growing together.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, GW1, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, S, S13, Tx, Va, WH3, Ward (1978), Weigant (2002), Zomlefer (1997b); = n/a – Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 8

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