Flower name, from Greek
"corn grinder"

Aletris Origin and Meaning

The name Aletris is a boy's name meaning "corn grinder".

The bell-shaped flower Aletris is also known as Colic Root, Blazing Star, Unicorn Root, and Stargrass. Its roots have medicinal properties and are used to aid digestive and muscle problems. Its name derives from Greek aletris — an enslaved woman who ground corn — because of the mealy texture of the flowers.