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Fritillaria glauca

Siskiyou fritillaria, Siskiyou fritillary, Siskiyou missionbells

Ojai fritillary

Bulb scales

large 3–9; small 1–9.

large 3–5; small 1–3.

Stem

0.8–2 dm.

4–7 dm.

Leaves

2–4, alternate, 3.5–9 cm;

blade lanceolate-oblong, sickle-shaped, glaucous.

in 1–3 whorls of 3–5 leaves per node proximally, alternate or opposite distally, 13 cm, usually shorter than inflorescence;

blade linear to narrowly lanceolate;

distal leaves usually ± equaling proximalmost leaf.

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 dull greenish yellow with scattered to profuse dark dots, broadly lanceolate, 1.5–3 cm, apex not recurved;

nectaries prominent or obscure, paler in color than rest of tepals, widely elliptic to ± diamond-shaped, 1/3 tepal length;

style obviously branched for 1/2–2/3 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm.

Capsules

broadly winged.

winged.

2n

= 24.

= 14.

Fritillaria glauca

Fritillaria ojaiensis

Phenology Flowering Jun–Jul. Flowering Feb–Apr.
Habitat Serpentine talus slopes Rocky slopes, river basins
Elevation 600–2100 m [2000–6900 ft] 300–500 m [1000–1600 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
CA; OR
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from FNA
CA
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Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Fritillaria ojaiensis is considered rare and endangered in California. It is closely related to F. affinis, and is sometimes considered synonymous with it.

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

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 169. FNA vol. 26, p. 170.
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. liliacea, F. micrantha, F. pinetorum, F. pluriflora, F. pudica, F. purdyi, F. recurva, F. striata, F. viridea
Name authority Greene: Erythea 1: 153. (1893) Davidson: Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 21: 41, plate 2. (1922)
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