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Fritillaria glauca

Siskiyou fritillaria, Siskiyou fritillary, Siskiyou missionbells

Adobe-lily

Bulb scales

large 3–9; small 1–9.

large 1–12; small 0–2.

Stem

0.8–2 dm.

1.5–4.5 dm.

Leaves

2–4, alternate, 3.5–9 cm;

blade lanceolate-oblong, sickle-shaped, glaucous.

3–10, alternate, clustered near ground, 6–15 cm;

blade elliptic to obovate-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, not noticeably fragrant;

tepals pinkish purple, obovate, 2–3.5 cm, apex rounded to acute, not recurved;

nectaries lavender, narrowly linear, 2/3 tepal length;

style unbranched.

Capsules

broadly winged.

obtusely angled.

2n

= 24.

= 24.

Fritillaria glauca

Fritillaria pluriflora

Phenology Flowering Jun–Jul. Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat Serpentine talus slopes Adobe soil of interior foothills
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

Of conservation concern.

Fritillaria pluriflora is considered rare and endangered in California and is in cultivation.

(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. ojaiensis, F. pinetorum, F. pudica, F. purdyi, F. recurva, F. striata, F. viridea
Name authority Greene: Erythea 1: 153. (1893) Torrey ex Bentham: Pl. Hartw., 338. (1857)
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