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Fritillaria glauca

Siskiyou fritillaria, Siskiyou fritillary, Siskiyou missionbells

stink bells

Bulb scales

large 3–9; small 1–9.

large 2–9; small 0–2.

Stem

0.8–2 dm.

3–6 dm.

Leaves

2–4, alternate, 3.5–9 cm;

blade lanceolate-oblong, sickle-shaped, glaucous.

5–12, alternate, crowded near proximal center of stem, 5–15 cm;

blade linear to lanceolate-oblong.

Flowers

nodding;

tepals purplish or greenish marked with yellow, lanceolate-oblong, 1.5–2.5 cm, apex not recurved;

nectaries green with maroon dots, broadly lanceolate, less than 1/2 tepal length;

style obviously branched for 1/2 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm.

nodding, odor definitely unpleasant;

tepals greenish to purplish brown adaxially, white or yellow abaxially, ovate, 1.8–3.5 cm, apex not recurved;

nectaries prominent, green, narrowly linear, forming narrow band 2/3 to equaling tepal length;

style obviously branched for 1/2 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm.

Capsules

broadly winged.

angled.

2n

= 24.

= 24.

Fritillaria glauca

Fritillaria agrestis

Phenology Flowering Jun–Jul. Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat Serpentine talus slopes Depressions with clay or other heavy soils
Elevation 600–2100 m [2000–6900 ft] 0–500 m [0–1600 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
CA; OR
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from FNA
CA
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Discussion

This species is uncommon.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 169. FNA vol. 26.
Parent taxa Liliaceae > Fritillaria Liliaceae > Fritillaria
Sibling taxa
F. affinis, F. agrestis, F. atropurpurea, F. biflora, F. brandegeei, F. camschatcensis, F. eastwoodiae, F. falcata, F. gentneri, F. liliacea, F. micrantha, F. ojaiensis, F. pinetorum, F. pluriflora, F. pudica, F. purdyi, F. recurva, F. striata, F. viridea
F. affinis, F. atropurpurea, F. biflora, F. brandegeei, F. camschatcensis, F. eastwoodiae, F. falcata, F. gentneri, F. glauca, F. liliacea, F. micrantha, F. ojaiensis, F. pinetorum, F. pluriflora, F. pudica, F. purdyi, F. recurva, F. striata, F. viridea
Synonyms F. biflora var. agrestis
Name authority Greene: Erythea 1: 153. (1893) Greene: Erythea 3: 67. (1895)
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