Fritillaria ojaiensis is a rare species of fritillary lily known by the common name Ojai fritillary.
This wildflower is endemic to California, with a discontinuous distribution in northwestern and west-central parts of the state. It occurs in the western Transverse Ranges of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, including the Santa Ynez Mountains, and the southern Santa Lucia Mountains. Additional populations have been found along the coast of Mendocino County approximately 400 miles to the north.
Fritillaria ojaiensis produces an erect stem reaching maximum heights near 0.5 metres (1.6 ft). The long, straight, very narrow leaves grow in whorls on the lower stem and in pairs near the top.
Flowers are produced at intervals. Each nodding flower has six tepals one to three centimeters long and greenish yellow to purple in color with purple mottling. At the center is a large nectary surrounded by stamens with large yellow anthers.
- "Fritillaria ojaiensis Davidson Ojai fritillary". Retrieved 2013-08-15.
- Calflora taxon report: Fritillaria ojaiensis (Ojai fritillary)
- Davidson, Anstruther. 1922. New botanical species from S. California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 21(2): 39-41 in English; includes illustration of Fritillaria ojaiensis on page 40
- "Flora of North America, Fritillaria ojaiensis". Retrieved 2013-08-15.
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