Aletris farinosa

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 319. 1753

Common names: Unicorn root white stargrass
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 65.
Leaves 4–20 × 0.5–2.6 cm; blade bright yellowish green, linear-lanceolate. Scape 4–10 dm. Flowers: perianth white to creamy white, cylindrical, 7–10 mm, lobes spreading. Fruits: beaks abruptly narrowed distally.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Open sites of various habitats, moist bogs, dry to mesic prairies, and dry, upland woods and thickets
Elevation: 0–2000+ m

Distribution

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Ont., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Aletris farinosa"
AuthorVictoria I. Sullivan +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
Common nameUnicorn root + and white stargrass +
DistributionOnt. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, W.Va. + and Wis. +
Elevation0–2000+ m +
HabitatOpen sites of various habitats, moist bogs, dry to mesic prairies, and dry, upland woods and thickets +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering late spring–mid summer. +
Publication titleSp. Pl. +
Publication year1753 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 39.xml +
Taxon familyLiliaceae +
Taxon nameAletris farinosa +
Taxon parentAletris +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +