Aletris farinosa

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl.1: 319. 1753

Common names: Unicorn root white stargrass
Found 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

Distribution

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

References

None.

Facts about "Aletris farinosa"
AuthorVictoria I. Sullivan +
Common nameUnicorn root + and white stargrass +
Elevation0–2000+ m +
HabitatOpen sites of various habitats, moist bogs, dry to mesic prairies, and dry, upland woods and thickets +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering late spring–mid summer. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAletris farinosa +
Taxon parentAletris +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +