Taxon  Report   3627    
Fritillaria atropurpurea  Nutt.
Mountain fritillary,  Purple fritillary, Spotted fritillary, Spotted mountain bells
Fritillaria atropurpurea
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Fritillaria atropurpurea
© 2005 Steve Matson
Fritillaria atropurpurea
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Fritillaria atropurpurea, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Fritillaria atropurpurea
© 2006 Chris Wagner
Genus: Fritillaria
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Fritillaria adamantina
ICPN + PLANTS: Fritillaria gracillima
ICPN: Fritillaria atropurpurea var. gracillima
More information about  Fritillaria atropurpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).