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colicroot

Herbal medicine
(1) Aletris farinosa, an annual herb that was used by Native Americans as an infusion for intestinal colic, dysentery and dysmenorrhoea, and topically as a poultice for back and breast pain.   
(2) Fairywand, see there; Chamaelirium luteum.
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He also found a surprising lack of aluminum hyperaccumulators in the monocotyledons, exceptions being members of the Rapateaceae and Aletris (Liliaceae).
Development of the ovule, megaspores and megagametophyte of Aletris aurea and their connection with the systematics of the genus.