YELLOW COLICROOT (Aletris lutea)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: YELLOW COLICROOT (Aletris lutea)

Bud depicted.

Lanky stalk of yellow flowers to 4ft rises from a rosette of pointed leaves. Likes it moist, tolerates flooding; gets through dry season in a dormant state.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/aletris-lutea

Basal leaves:

In Flower from May 2010:

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Aletris

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