Aletris lutea

yellow colic-root


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 4 ft    Width: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Moist wildflower garden. As it is tall and thin, it's best planted as a group toward the rear of other plants.
Propagation: Seed. If you manage to establish a patch, potentially vegetatively through division of the bulbs. This species is rarely, if ever, cultivated and its specific propagation requirements are not well known.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Likely acidic


wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Open seepage areas, flatwoods, moist ditches.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: