YELLOW COLICROOT (Aletris lutea)

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

Shown is stem coming into bud. 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

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

Attracts Pollinators.

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3986

For more photos: https://whatfloridanativeplantisbloomingtoday.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/yellow-colicroot-aletris-lutea/

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