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Fritillaria pluriflora  Torr. ex Benth.
Adobe lily
Fritillaria pluriflora 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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~200 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: 2.4 - weak indicator

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Fritillaria pluriflora from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (FRPL)

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[Wikipedia] Range & description: Fritillaria pluriflora is a rare California fritillary known as adobe lily. This wildflower is mainly limited to northern California. It grows in adobe clay soils of the Coast Ranges and low hills in the Central Valley from Tehama and Mendocino Counties south to Solano County. Fritillaria pluriflora produces an erect stem reaching heights between 10 and 50 cm (4 and 20 in). It has up to ten thick, long, oval-shaped leaves with wavy margins, most of which are clustered at ground level. The nodding flower has bright pink tepals each one up to 4 cm (1.6 in) long. At the center of the flower is a pinkish to yellowish nectary and bright yellow anthers. (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: 07/24/2024).