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Fritillaria agrestis  Greene
Fritillaria agrestis is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).
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~1224 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Fritillaria
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 2.7 - strong indicator

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFFritillaria biflora var. agrestis
PLANTSFritillaria succulenta
Information about  Fritillaria agrestis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Fritillaria agrestis is a species of fritillary known by the common name stinkbells. It is endemic to California, where it is found in scattered populations from Mendocino County and Butte County to Ventura County.[2] It grows in heavy soils, particularly clay. It is not common.[3] Description Fritillaria agrestis grows an erect stem reaching about half a meter in height with a clump of 5 to 12 long, narrow leaves clustered around its base. The nodding flower is a cup of six tepals, each one to three centimeters long and sometimes curved at the tips. They are white with greenish to pinkish markings on the outer surface and purple-brown on the inner surface. The nectaries inside the flower are long and prominent. The flower has an unpleasant odor.[4][5][6] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/27/2024).