Fritillaria pinetorum

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Fritillaria pinetorum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Fritillaria
Species: F. pinetorum
Binomial name
Fritillaria pinetorum
Davidson[1][2][3]
Synonyms[4]
  • Fritillaria atropurpurea var. pinetorum (Davidson) I.M.Johnst.

Fritillaria pinetorum, known by the common names pinewoods fritillary and Davidson's fritillary, is an uncommon California species of fritillary.[2][5]

It is endemic to California where it is found in shady mountain forests in the Sierra Nevada (from Sierra County to Kern County) and the San Gabriel Ranges from Santa Barbara County to San Bernardino County. There area also isolated populations in eastern Inyo County and in Modoc County.[6]

Description[edit]

Fritillaria pinetorum grows an erect stem between 10 and 40 centimeters high with four to 20 leaves narrow, straight or curling leaves. The erect flower has six tepals each one to two centimeters long and yellow-mottled purple in color. It is similar in appearance to Fritillaria atropurpurea.[2]

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