Calflora
Taxon  Report   3629    
Fritillaria biflora  Lindl.  var. biflora 
Chocolate lily
Fritillaria biflora var. biflora
© 2008 Andrew Borcher
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Fritillaria biflora var. biflora
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Fritillaria biflora var. biflora
© 2012 Ron Vanderhoff
Fritillaria biflora var. biflora, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Fritillaria biflora var. biflora
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: LILIACEAE  
Genus: Fritillaria
Parent: Fritillaria biflora
Serpentine affinity: 2.3; (weak indicator)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Fritillaria roderickii
More information about  Fritillaria biflora var. biflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (FRBI)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).