Aletris lutea

Small

Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 278. 1896.

Common names: Yellow colic-root
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 65.

Leaves 7–18 × 1–2.6 cm; blade bright green, linear to lanceolate. Scape 5–10 dm. Flowers: perianth usually yellow to golden yellow, rarely white, cylindrical, 9–12 mm, more than 2.5 times as long as broad, lobes spreading. Fruits: beaks gradually narrowed distally. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Seasonally wet to flooded pine flatwoods, savannas, bogs
Elevation: 0 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss.

Discussion

A white-flowered form of Aletris lutea was described as forma albiflora E. T. Browne. Hybrids of A. lutea × obovata occur commonly in intermixed populations and have pale yellow corollas of intermediate shape (V. I. Sullivan 1973). These hybrids have been named as A. ×tottenii E. T. Browne.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

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versatile +  and dorsifixed +
oblong-lanceolate +
Victoria I. Sullivan +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
narrowed +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
elliptic +  and linear-elliptic +
bright green +
linear +  and lanceolate +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
subulate +
unequal +
tunicate +  and scaly +
Yellow colic-root +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +  and Miss. +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
short-pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +, septicidal +  and loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Seasonally wet to flooded pine flatwoods, savannas, bogs +
umbellate +, cymose +  and spicate +
persistent +
7cm;18cm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br />) +
half-inferior +
many;several +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
2.5+ times as long as broad +
cylindrical +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
Bull. New York Bot. Gard. +
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 />) +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
Aletris lutea +
species +
subulate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
rhizomatous +  and scapose +
3 +  and 2 +