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Aletris farinosa

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa) Other common names: Mealy Star-grass, Northern White Colicroot

Family: Bunch flower Family (Melanthiaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae))

Flowers: Summer;  White;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 336   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: farinosa: mealy; powdery

Photographs: 76 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

A single Colicroot flower.

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Colicroot flowers.

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Colicroot resembles the Water Hemlocks in the manner that the flowers are strung out along the stem.

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Anm entire Colicroot plant, with the exception of the basal leaves.

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Spent flowers forming seed pods.

Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Colicroot basal leaves.

Range map for Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)