Aletris (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Aletris (Sturtevant, 1919)

Aletris farinosa

Aletris farinosa Linn. Haemodoraceae. AGUE-ROOT. COLIC-ROOT. CROW-CORN. STAR GRASS. UNICORN-ROOT. North America. This plant, says Masters[1], is one of the most intense bitters known, but, according to Rafinesque[2], the Indians eat its bulbs.
  1. Masters, M. T. Treas. Bot. 1:35. 1870.
  2. Rafinesque, C. S. Fl. La. 18. 1817.