Aletris obovata Nash
White Colic-Root
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Aletris obovata Nash
southern colicroot

General Information
Symbol: ALOB3
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Aletris L. – colicroot
Species Aletris obovata Nash – southern colicroot

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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC

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3. Aletris obovata Nash ex Small in J. K. Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 286. 1903.

White colic-root

Leaves 3—13 × 1—2.8 cm; blade bright green, elliptic to lanceolate. Scape 4—7 dm. Flowers: perianth white to creamy white, sometimes tipped with orange or pinkish orange, campanulate or obovoid, 7—11 mm, lobes turned slightly inward (see note under 4. Aletris lutea). Fruits: beaks abruptly narrowed distally. 2n = 26.

Flowering late spring--mid summer. Moist pine flatwoods and savannas, roadside ditches; 0--100 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., S.C.

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