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FamilyScientific Name Common NameHabitatDistributionImage
NartheciaceaeAletris aureaGolden Colic-rootPine savannas, seepage bogs, pine flatwoods.S. MD south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, west to e. TX and se. OK.
NartheciaceaeAletris bracteataBracted Colic-rootPine rocklands, marl prairies.S. peninsular FL; Bahamas.
NartheciaceaeAletris farinosaNorthern White Colic-root, Mealy Colic-root, StargrassPine savannas, pine flatwoods, seepage bogs, mafic fens and barrens, upland hardpan woodlands and savannas, sandy woodlands, meadows, "salt meadows" (Tatnall 1946), roadbanks.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.image of plant
NartheciaceaeAletris luteaYellow Colic-rootWet pine savannas.E. GA (in immediate proximity to the SC border) south to s. FL, and west to e. LA (Weigant 2002); disjunct in w. LA (Sorrie & LeBlond 2008) and recently verified in se. NC (R. Thornhill, pers. comm. 2012) (another specimen collected in se. NC has recently been annotated as A. lutea, but it appears to be A. farinosa). The report by Fernald (1950) of A. lutea Small as far north as se. VA is probably in error.image of plant
NartheciaceaeAletris obovataSouthern White Colic-rootPine savannas.Se. SC south to c. peninsular FL, west to e. Panhandle FL. Reported for AL and MS (Kartesz 1999, 2015), but the reports rejected (based on misidentified specimens).image of plant

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