Fritillaria agrestis

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Stinkbells
Fritillaria agrestis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Fritillaria
Species: F. agrestis
Binomial name
Fritillaria agrestis
(Greene) Greene
Synonyms[1]

Fritillaria biflora var. agrestis Greene

Fritillaria agrestis is a species of fritillary known by the common name stinkbells. It is endemic to California, where it is found in scattered populations from Mendocino County and Butte County to Ventura County.[2] It grows in heavy soils, particularly clay. It is not common.[3]

Description[edit]

Fritillaria agrestis grows an erect stem reaching about half a meter in height with a clump of 5 to 12 long, narrow leaves clustered around its base. The nodding flower is a cup of six tepals, each one to three centimeters long and sometimes curved at the tips. They are white with greenish to pinkish markings on the outer surface and purple-brown on the inner surface. The nectaries inside the flower are long and prominent. The flower has an unpleasant odor.[4][5][6]

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