Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Aletris farinosa
    Colic Root

Blooms in midsummer in moist, sunny and somewhat barren black sand areas.

Aletris farinosa

This photograph on a sand prairie at Lena Park, Indiana by EOTP editor Marty Lucas.


Aletris farinosa on the Connecticut Botanical Society web site.

ECOLOGY AND STEWARDSHIP GUIDELINES FOR OAK BARRENS LANDSCAPES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, an article hosted by the EPA describes the context in which these plants were photographed succinctly as 'sand flats just above maximum flood level'.



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