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Fritillaria eastwoodiae  R. M. MacFarl.
Butte county fritillary
Fritillaria eastwoodiae is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
also called Fritillaria phaeanthera
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).
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~179 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

Ultramafic affinity: 2.3 - weak indicator

Habitat: openings

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTSFritillaria phaeanthera
Information about  Fritillaria eastwoodiae from other sources
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This plant is available commercially.
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[Wikipedia] Rarity, Range, Description, Distribution, Habitat: Fritillaria eastwoodiae, also known as Butte County fritillary or Eastwood's fritillary is a rare member of the Lily family (Liliaceae), native to the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada, and Cascade Mountains in California and southern Oregon (Jackson County), USA.[2][3] Description Fritillaria eastwoodiae grows to heights from 20 to 80 centimeters, and has linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves arranged on its glaucous stem. Its flowers are nodding with slightly flared and slightly recurved (curving backwards) tepals. Its color varies from greenish-yellow mottled to a mixture of red, orange, green and yellow mottling.[4][5][6] Distribution and habitat Fritillaria eastwoodiae grows in dry open woodlands and chaparral from 500 to 1500 meters, in Shasta, Yuba, Tehama, Butte and El Dorado Counties. It has also been reported from Jackson County in Oregon. It occurs in similar habitat with F. affinis, F. micrantha, and F. recurva, and blooms from March through May. It can sometimes be found on serpentine soils.[2] (link added 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: 07/19/2024).