Aletris aurea

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Aletris aurea
Aletris aurea drawing.png
Golden Unicorn Root[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Nartheciaceae
Genus: Aletris
A. aurea
Binomial name
Aletris aurea

Wurmbea bullata (Walter) Willd.

Aletris aurea (golden unicorn root) is a plant species native to the southeastern United States from eastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma to Maryland.[2][3][4][5]

Aletris aurea is a perennial herb up to 80 cm tall, with a long spike of small, golden-yellow, bell-shaped flowers.[6]


  1. ^ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map image
  4. ^ Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten. 1979. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States Monocotyledons 1–712. The University of Georgia Press, Athens
  5. ^ Sundell, E. 1986. Noteworthy vascular plants from Arkansas. Castanea 51(3): 211–215
  6. ^ "Aletris aurea in Flora of North America @". Retrieved 2017-01-24.

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