Aletris farinosa



A member of the Liliaceae family, this plant has flowering stalks that lack leaves and grow up to three feet tall. The flowers are small and bell shaped, and appear from early to late summer. These flowers grow in uplands and wetlands in dry to moist sandy soils. The common name of this plant comes from the usage of its roots to treat colic.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:White Colicroot, Unicorn Root
Plant Family:Liliaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Bloom Time:Mid June to late July
Fruit Timing:To late August
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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