Aletris bracteata

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Aletris bracteata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Nartheciaceae
Genus: Aletris
Species: A. bracteata
Binomial name
Aletris bracteata
Northr.

Aletris bracteata (bracted colicroot) is a plant species native to southern Florida (Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties) and to the Bahamas (Andros and Abaco Islands).[1] It grows in the Everglades and other wet areas very close to sea level.[2][3] Some hybridization between this species and the yellow-flowered A. lutea has been noted.[4]

Aletris bracteata is a perennial herb up to 60 cm tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Flowers are white, about 7 mm long. [2][5][6]

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