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Aletris farinosa L.
Unicorn-Root; White Stargrass

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Aletris farinosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 7
Aletris farinosa

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Aletris farinosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 3
Aletris farinosa
Aletris farinosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 3
Aletris farinosa

Aletris farinosa, flower
© Kay Yatskievych, 2003 · 1
Aletris farinosa, flower

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena carlini @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena vicina @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon texanus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Augochlorella aurata @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Megachilidae  Hoplitis producta @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hoplitis truncata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile brevis @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia aletridis @ BPI (29)

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Aletris farinosa L.
white colicroot

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General Information
Symbol: ALFA2
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Thomas G. Barnes. Usage Requirements .

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©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. United States, MD. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. United States, MD. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 511. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .




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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Aletris L. – colicroot
Species Aletris farinosa L. – white colicroot

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Maine unicorn root Possibly Extirpated
New York stargrass Threatened
Pennsylvania colic-root Endangered
Rhode Island colicroot Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (ALFA2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (ALFA2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ALFA2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ALFA2)



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