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Fritillaria pinetorum  Davidson
Pine woods fritillary,   Pinewoods fritillary
Fritillaria pinetorum is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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~264 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

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSFritillaria atropurpurea var. pinetorum
Information about  Fritillaria pinetorum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Description, Range: Fritillaria pinetorum, the pinewoods fritillary or Davidson's fritillary, is an uncommon species of fritillary.[2][5] It is endemic to California, USA, where it is found in shady mountain forests in the Sierra Nevada (from Sierra County to Kern County) and the San Gabriel Ranges from Santa Barbara County to San Bernardino County. There are also isolated populations in eastern Inyo County and in Modoc County.[6] Description Fritillaria pinetorum grows an erect stem 10 to 40 cm (3.9 to 15.7 in) high with 4 to 20 narrow, straight or curling leaves. The erect flower has six tepals each 1?2 cm long and yellow-mottled purple in color. It is similar in appearance to Fritillaria atropurpurea.[2] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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).