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Fritillaria striata  Eastw.
Striped adobe lily
Fritillaria striata is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
State of California status: Threatened.
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~121 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: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Fritillaria striata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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USDA PLANTS Profile (FRST)

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[Wikipedia] Distribution, Description, Conservation: Fritillaria striata, the striped adobe lily, is an uncommon species of fritillary.[2][3][4] Distribution The plant is endemic to California, USA, where it is known only from the southern Sierra Nevada foothills in Kern County and Tulare County, and east of the Tejon Hills in the Tehachapi Mountains foothills, on the Tejon Ranch in Kern County.[5] It grows in adobe clay soils. Description Fritillaria striata produces an erect stem 25 to 40 centimeters tall, bearing pairs of long oval-shaped leaves 6 to 7 centimeters long. The nodding flower is a bell-shaped, fragrant bloom with six light pink tepals each striped with darker pink. The tips roll back. In the darker center of the flower is a greenish-yellow nectary surrounded by yellow anthers. Conservation The main threat to the plant is cattle grazing, wild pigs, and invasive species of grasses. Fritillaria striata is listed by the State of California as a threatened species,[3] and is on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California, listed as seriously endangered in California.[6] (contributed 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: 05/25/2024).