Fritillaria pluriflora Torr. ex Benth.
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: FRPL
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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Bloom InformationBloom 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Fritillaria pluriflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fritillaria pluriflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff