Aletris farinosa


Sp. Pl. 1: 319. 1753

Common names: Unicorn root white stargrass
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 65.
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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


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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.




Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.