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Fritillaria pluriflora

Fritillaria pluriflora Torr. ex Benth.

Adobe Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

1-7 nodding, pinkish-lavender, bell-shaped flowers in an open raceme above leaves.

This is one of the prettiest species of Fritillaria. Generally only a few scattered plants are seen. Candy Bells (F. striata), found in the hills at the southern end of Californias San Joaquin Valley, has white or pink flowers, often with red stripes, and a style not longer than the stamens. Fragrant Fritillary (F. liliacea), which grows near the central California coast in brush or forest, has white flowers with pale green stripes.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: Oregon south to interior hills of Coast Ranges of northern California.
Native Habitat: Heavy soil in grasslands and in brush.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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