Fritillaria graeca

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Fritillaria graeca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Fritillaria
Species: F. graeca
Binomial name
Fritillaria graeca
Boiss. & Spruner
  • Fritillaria graeca var. guicciardii (Heldr. & Sart.) Boiss.
  • Fritillaria graeca var. unicolor Halácsy
  • Fritillaria guicciardii Heldr. & Sart.
  • Fritillaria zahnii Heldr.

Fritillaria graeca is a European plant species in the lily family native to the Balkans(Albania, Macedonia, and Greece). [3] Some older literature says that the plant can also be found in Serbia, but all these collections are of var. gussichiae, now regarded as a distinct species called Fritillaria gussichiae.[4]

Fritillaria graeca has flowers with red and white stripes and looks much like small bells - one on each stem. It blooms between April and May. It reaches a height of around 25 cm.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Fritillaria graecasubsp. thessala
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Fritillaria graeca
  4. ^ Tomovic, G., S. Vukojicic, M. Niketic, B. Zlatkovic, V. Strevanovic. 2007. Fritillaria (Liliaceae) in Serbia: distribution, habitats, and some taxonomic notes. Phytologica Balcanica 13 (3):359-370
  5. ^ Boissier, Pierre Edmond & Wilhelm von Spruner. 1846. Diagnoses Plantarum Orientalium novarum. Lipsiae ser. 1, 7: 104.
  6. ^ Micevski, Kiril. 1987. Acta Botanica Croatica 37: 212, as Fritillaria ionica var. ochridana from Croatia
  7. ^ Rix, Edward Martin. 1978. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 356.