Taxon  Report   3643 
Fritillaria recurva  Benth.
Scarlet fritillary
Fritillaria recurva
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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Fritillaria recurva
© 2013 Scot Loring
Fritillaria recurva
© 2009 Doug Wirtz
Fritillaria recurva, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Fritillaria recurva
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
Genus: Fritillaria
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.7 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Fritillaria coccinea
PLANTS: Fritillaria liliacea
PLANTS: Fritillaria recurva var. coccinea
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2017).

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