The green links below add additional plants to the comparison table. Blue links lead to other Web sites.
enable glossary links
Fritillaria glauca

Siskiyou fritillaria, Siskiyou fritillary, Siskiyou missionbells

Greenhorn fritillary

Bulb scales

large 3–9; small 1–9.

large 8–12; small 60–200 or more.

Stem

0.8–2 dm.

4–10 dm.

Leaves

2–4, alternate, 3.5–9 cm;

blade lanceolate-oblong, sickle-shaped, glaucous.

in 1–2 whorls of 4–8 leaves per node proximally, alternate distally, 4–11 cm;

blade lanceolate.

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;

tepals pinkish to purplish, oblong-lanceolate, 1.2–2 cm;

nectaries green with reddish margins, lanceolate, 1/3 tepal length;

style unbranched.

Capsules

broadly winged.

winged.

2n

= 24.

= 24.

Fritillaria glauca

Fritillaria brandegeei

Phenology Flowering Jun–Jul. Flowering Apr.
Habitat Serpentine talus slopes Granitic soils, open forests
Elevation 600–2100 m [2000–6900 ft] 1500–2100 m [4900–6900 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
CA; OR
[WildflowerSearch map]
[BONAP county map]
from FNA
CA
[BONAP county map]
Discussion

Of conservation concern.

This species is rare and under pressure from cattle grazing.

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

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 169. FNA vol. 26, p. 168.
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. agrestis, F. atropurpurea, F. biflora, 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
Name authority Greene: Erythea 1: 153. (1893) Eastwood: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30: 484. (1903)
Web links