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Aletris farinosa

Colicroot, Stargrass

Scientific Name:

Aletris farinosa

Genus:

Aletris

Species Epithet:

farinosa

Common Name:

Colicroot, Stargrass

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, seepage bogs, mafic fens and barrens, upland woodlands, roadbanks.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

Notes:

Plants are available and suitable for bog gardens.

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC
Late June

Basal Leaves

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC
Late June

Waning Basal Leaves

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Tom Harville
Columbus County, NC
Mid Oct

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC
Late June

Spent Blooms

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Tom Harville
Columbus County, NC
Mid Oct

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plant


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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