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Fritillaria ojaiensis  Davidson
Ojai fritillary
Fritillaria ojaiensis is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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~113 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

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Fritillaria ojaiensis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (FROJ)

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[Wikipedia] Rarity, Range, Description: Fritillaria ojaiensis is a rare species of fritillary known by the common name Ojai fritillary. This wildflower is endemic to California, USA, with a discontinuous distribution in northwestern and west-central parts of the state. It occurs in the western Transverse Ranges of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, including the Santa Ynez Mountains, and the southern Santa Lucia Mountains.[2] Additional populations have been found along the coast of Mendocino County approximately 400 miles to the north.[3] The plant is named for the City of Ojai in Ventura County.[4] Description Fritillaria ojaiensis produces an erect stem reaching maximum heights near 0.5 metres (1.6 ft). The long, straight, very narrow leaves grow in whorls on the lower stem and in pairs near the top.[5] Flowers are produced at intervals. Each pendent, nodding flower has six tepals one to three centimeters long and is greenish yellow to purple in color with purple mottling. At the center is a large nectary surrounded by stamens with large yellow anthers.[5] This plant is similar to Fritillaria affinis and is sometimes considered the same species.[5] (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: 04/22/2024).