WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: YELLOW COLICROOT (Aletris lutea)
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.
In Flower from May 2010:
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Aletris