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Fritillaria camschatcensis (Kamchatka fritillary)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Fritillaria camschatcensis

Fritillaria camschatcensis (L.) Ker Gawl.

Kamchatka Fritillary, Black Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Lilium camschatcense

USDA Symbol: FRCA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Black Lily or Kamchatka Fritillary (Fritillaria camchatensis), found from northwestern Washington to Alaska and northeastern Asia, has dark, purplish brown flowers. It is named for the Kamchatka Peninsula.


From the Image Gallery

6 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


Canada: BC

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Fritillaria camschatcensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fritillaria camschatcensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fritillaria camschatcensis


Record Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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