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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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Only 8 genera deviate from this pattern: Aletris (Nartheciaceae), Coptosapelta (Rubiaceae), Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae), Gentiana (Gentianaceae), Ilex (Aquifoliaceae), Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), Monodora (Annonaceae), and Passiflora (Passifloraceae).
Subform P2[c.sub.cl] sieve-element plastids of Narthecium ossifragum (Nartheciaceae s.str.), with cuneate and small, loosely packed crystals, may be interpreted as 1) bridging subform P2[c.sub.cp] of Tofieldiaceae to subform P2[c.sub.c] plastids found in Aletris and other Nartheciaceae, in Melanthiaceae s.str.
sagittatum (arrow-leaved tear-thumb) Wet prairie Aletris farinosa (colic root) Cladium marsicoides (twig rush) Eleocharis melanocarpa (black-fruited spike rush) Gentiana crinita (fringed gentian) Juncus canadensis (Canadian rush) Ludwigia a1ternifolia (seedbox) Oxypolis rigidior (cowbane) Rubus hispidus obovalis (swamp dewberry) Sisyrinchium atlanticum (eastern blue-eyed grass) Spiranthes cernua (nodding lady's tresses) Table 5 Endangered plant species, as listed by Indiana Department of Natural Resources, in the wetlands of DuPont Tract, Clark & Pine Nature Preserve (C&P), and Miller Woods.