Aletris farinosa

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Aletris farinosa L.

Liliaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Arrangement: basal
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Liliales

Aletris farinosa is a perennial.

Naming

Aletris farinosa was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aletris farinosa is a species in the genus Aletris which contains approximately 25 to 26 species and belongs to the family of the Liliaceae (Lily Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Aletris farinosa has moss-green, simple leaves that are basal. The leaves are lanceolate and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Aletris farinosa produces white flowers from July to August.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Aletris farinosa is native to eastern Canada, the Northeast of the US, the central Northeast of the US, the Southeast of the US, the southern Prairie States of the US and Florida.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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