Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3030

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pine savannas, seepage bogs, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Golden yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, connate basally
6 stamens
Ovary partly superior

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Dioscoreales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Nartheciaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-20-001:
Aletris aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Colic-root


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picture of Aletris aurea, image of Aletris aurea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_alau_003_lvd

        

picture of Aletris aurea, image of Aletris aurea

Will Stuart    wil_9090849911_2c6dd7eafe

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Perianth short-cylindric or campanulate at anthesis, lobes not spreading, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Aletris aurea, image of Aletris aurea

Will Stuart    wil_9090851141_7067d68bfc

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Petals converge at the apex, the flower appearing rounded at the tip, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Aletris aurea, image of Aletris aurea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aletris_aurea_4

July        

Flowering several weeks later than A. farinosa when growing together, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Aletris aurea, image of Aletris aurea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_aurea_golden

August