A frequent wildflower of moist flatwoods and savannas in norther Florida, south into Citrus County and west into the central panhandle. The range includes Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina.
These perennials have glabrous stems grow to 1m (~3 ft.) tall or more. They have mostly basal leaves in a rosette, stem leaves are reduced. The small white flowers appear in a terminal spike in spring and summer. The six tepals have a bumpy outer surface and there are six stamens with reddish anthers.
Aletris obovata is a member of the Nartheciaceae - family.
Other species of the Aletris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Aletris bracteata - BRACTED COLICROOT
Aletris lutea - YELLOW COLICROOT
Date record last modified: Nov 09, 2019