Aletris Farinosa (White Colicroot)

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Aletris Farinosa (Star-Grass) This plant has a perennial root, with radical leaves, sessile, lying flat on the ground, ribbed, broad, lanceolate, smooth, the large ones being about four inches long.  The flower-stem is from one to three feet high, erect and simple, bearing a bell-shaped flower, which, as it grows old, has a wrinkled, mealy appearance.  The fruit is a triangular capsule.


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