Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
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Aletris (Colicroot, Colicweed, Crow corn, Unicorn root) is a genus of flowering plants in the Nartheciaceae family. It was used as a component in Lydia Pinkham's original Vegetable Compound. It contains diosgenin, a possible estrogen mimic, and is used as a medicinal plant.
Aletris species include:
- Aletris aurea Walter – golden colicroot
- Aletris bracteata Northrop – bracted colicroot
- Aletris farinosa L. – white colicroot
- Aletris lutea Small – yellow colicroot
- Aletris obovata Nash – southern colicroot
- Aletris × tottenii E.T.Br.