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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Fritillaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Fritillaria atropurpurea Nutt.
Habit: Large bulb scales 2--5, small 45--50. Stem: 1--6 dm. Leaf: 2--3 per node, 4--12 cm, linear to lanceolate. Flower: nodding; perianth widely open, parts 1--2.5 cm, oblong to +- diamond-shaped, purple-brown mottled yellow or white, nectary indistinct, +- = perianth, elliptic, yellow with dark +- red dots; style divided > 1/2. Fruit: acute-angled.
Ecology: Common. Often in leaf mold under trees; Elevation: 1000--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaR, SN, GB, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Montana, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Confused with Fritillaria pinetorum, which has upper cauline leaves +- 1/3--1/2 (vs +- =) lowest, and generally a different distribution (the 2 species +- overlap only in Teh and Mono, Inyo cos.).
Synonyms: Fritillaria gracillima Smiley; Fritillaria atropurpurea var. gracillima (Smiley) D.W. Taylor
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal & Bryan D. Ness
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Previous taxon: Fritillaria agrestis
Next taxon: Fritillaria biflora
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal & Bryan D. Ness 2017. Fritillaria atropurpurea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26135, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.