Fritillaria atropurpurea Nutt.
Spotted fritillary, Leopard lily, Spotted mountain bells, Checker lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Fritillaria adamantina, Fritillaria gracillima
USDA Symbol: FRAT
Spotted Mountain Bells (Fritillaria atropurpurea), also called Checker Lily throughout much of the West, has flowers 1/2-3/4 (1.3-2 cm) long, and leaves at least 15 times as long as wide. It is a member of the lily family (family Liliaceae). Lilies are mostly perennial herbs from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, some rather woody and treelike, with often showy flowers in racemes or branched racemes.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Fritillaria atropurpurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fritillaria atropurpurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fritillaria atropurpurea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-16
Research By: TWC Staff