Aletris farinosa

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Noun1.Aletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowersAletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
Aletris, genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
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