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Gentner's Fritillaria
(Fritillaria gentneri )
Liliaceae

Gentner's Fritillaria
Photo by Joe Molter, BLM

Description: Perennial herb arising from a fleshy bulb.  Flowering individuals produce single, erect flowering stems 20 to 28 inches (50 to 70 cm) tall, with groups of narrow leaves arranged in several whorls.  Flowers composed of six tepals (petal-like structures) colored deep red to maroon, usually streaked or mottled with pale yellow, with nectar-producing glands, ranging 39 to 56 percent of gland to petal length rotio.  Stigma lobes range in length from 0.24 to 0.39 inches (6 to 10 mm), with stigma to style length ratios ranging from 32 to 50 percent.

Distribution: Josephine and Jacskon Counties, Oregon and Siskiyou County, California

Habitat: Found along sub-draingages growing in dark, heavy clay soils withing clumps of Quercus garryanna (Oregon white oak) and Amelanchier utahensis (utah service-berry)

Flowering Period: April through June

Similar Plants: Fritillaria recurva

Status: Federal Endangered, California Native Plant Society Not listed

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Field Office: Redding

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010