Fritillaria atropurpurea


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Fritillaria atropupurea grows in the open or at the edges of shrub and tree shelter at high elevations from 1200 to 3000 m.  Winter snow cover protects the bulbs from freezing.  The flowers vary widely and are borne two or three per stem with a greenish base colour and random red-brown speckles.  It can be hard to spot as the plant is low growing and the flowers are nodding and it blends into other plants.  More information on the plant is available on the Flora of North America website.


REFERENCES


McGary, Jane, ed. 2001.  Bulbs of North America.  Timber Press.













 



Fritillaria atropurpurea has the widest distribution of all North American Fritillarias.



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