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Fritillaria grayana

Fritillaria grayana Rchb. f. & Baker

Gray's Fritillary, Hillsborough Chocolate Lily

Liliaceae (Lily family)

Synonym(s): Fritillaria biflora var. ineziana, Fritillaria roderickii

USDA Symbol: FRGR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stem up to about 18 inches tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 8 inches long.
Fruit: 3-locular.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Nodding, brownish to greenish purple or yellowish green, mottled.


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in California, where it is listed as endangered.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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