Aletris obovata

Nash ex Small in J. K. Small
in J. K. Small, Fl. S.E. U.S., 286. 1903.
Common names: White colic-root
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 65.

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.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Moist pine flatwoods and savannas, roadside ditches
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., S.C.


Selected References


Lower Taxa