genus Aletris


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Noun1.genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asiagenus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
colic root, colicroot, crow corn, star grass, unicorn root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
ague grass, ague root, Aletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
Aletris aurea, yellow colicroot - colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States