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Fritillaria glauca

Siskiyou fritillaria, Siskiyou fritillary, Siskiyou missionbells

fragrant fritillary

Bulb scales

large 3–9; small 1–9.

large 2–7; small 1–2.

Stem

0.8–2 dm.

1–3.5 dm.

Leaves

2–4, alternate, 3.5–9 cm;

blade lanceolate-oblong, sickle-shaped, glaucous.

2–20, alternate, 3.5–12 cm;

blade linear to ovate.

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, odorless or faintly fragrant;

tepals white, striped green, 1–1.6 cm, apex not recurved;

nectaries obscure, purplish to greenish, narrowly linear, forming narrow band 1/2–2/3 tepal length;

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

Capsules

broadly winged.

obtusely angled.

2n

= 24.

= 24.

Fritillaria glauca

Fritillaria liliacea

Phenology Flowering Jun–Jul. Flowering Feb–Apr.
Habitat Serpentine talus slopes Heavy soil, open hills and fields near coast
Elevation 600–2100 m [2000–6900 ft] 0–200 m [0–700 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
CA; OR
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from FNA
CA
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Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Fritillaria liliacea is sometimes confused with F. agrestis, which has flowers with an unpleasant odor. This species is in cultivation, and is considered rare and endangered in California.

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

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 169. FNA vol. 26, p. 169.
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. brandegeei, F. camschatcensis, F. eastwoodiae, F. falcata, F. gentneri, F. glauca, 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) Lindley: Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 20: under plate 1663. (1834)
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