Aletris farinosa

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 319. 1753.

Common names: Unicorn root white stargrass
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 65.

Leaves 4–20 × 0.5–2.6 cm; blade bright yellowish green, linearlanceolate. Scape 4–10 dm. Flowers: perianth white to creamy white, cylindrical, 7–10 mm, lobes spreading. Fruits: beaks abruptly narrowed distally.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Open sites of various habitats, moist bogs, dry to mesic prairies, and dry, upland woods and thickets
Elevation: 0–2000+ m

Distribution

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Ont., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."thicker" is not a number.

... more about "Aletris farinosa"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
oblong-lanceolate +
Victoria I. Sullivan +
Linnaeus +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
narrowed +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
elliptic +  and linear-elliptic +
green +  and bright yellowish +
oblanceolate +, narrowly linear +  and lanceolate +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
subulate +
unequal +
tunicate +  and scaly +
Unicorn root +  and white stargrass +
Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0–2000+ m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
short-pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +, septicidal +  and loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Open sites of various habitats, moist bogs, dry to mesic prairies, and dry, upland woods and thickets +
umbellate +, cymose +  and spicate +
persistent +
4cm;20cm +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br />) +
half-inferior +
many;several +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
cylindrical +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–mid summer. +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
Aletris farinosa +
species +
subulate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
rhizomatous +  and scapose +
3 +  and 2 +